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Barbier Family History

Barbier Surname Meaning

French: occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber ) Old French barbier (from Late Latin barbarius a derivative of barba ‘beard’). Compare Barbe and Barbee . German: occupational name for a barber from Middle High German barbierer or an occupational name for an armorer from barbier(e) ‘metal visor (to protect the face)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barber, Barbieri, Barbe, Carrier, Barriere, Barbera, Burrier, Barbour

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Where is the Barbier family from?

You can see how Barbier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barbier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Barbier families living in Quebec. This was about 53% of all the recorded Barbier's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Barbier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barbier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barbier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Barbier. 34% of Barbier men worked as a Journalier. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
  • Mechanic
  • Platrier
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Barbier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barbier. For the veterans among your Barbier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barbier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barbier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Barbier in 1944 was 26, and 80 in 2004.

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