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Barco Name Meaning

Spanish: variant of Barca 1, from an earlier form. Spanish and Galician: habitational name from any of various places called (El or O) Barco, in particular Barco de Ávila (Ávila, Castile) and O Barco (Ourense, Galicia). These are of uncertain origin, possibly from the Celtic element bar- ‘height’, ‘eminence’. Spanish and Portuguese: metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from Spanish, Portuguese barco ‘boat’. Italian (especially Piemonte, Lombardy, and Veneto): from barco, which meant ‘boat’ (possibly derived from Spanish) and also ‘garden’, ‘park’, ‘farmyard’, ‘cowshed’, hence a metonymic occupational name for either a boatman or a boatbuilder, or for a park keeper or farmer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Barca, Arco, Barbo, Barro, Parco, Varco, Cardo, Baro, Barko, Barto

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Barco Family Origin

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Barco Family Occupations

What did your Barco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barco. 16% of Barco men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Barco women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barco were Clerk and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    3%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Laborer
    4%

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

Barco Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Barco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barco census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 883 immigration records available for the last name Barco. 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 Card

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

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Barco Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Barco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Barco in 1953 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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