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Bare Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English bær ‘bare’, which in medieval times in addition to the sense ‘naked’, ‘uncovered’, also meant ‘unarmed’, ‘defenseless’, ‘unconcealed’, ‘destitute’. Altered spelling of German Bär (see Baer).

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


Similar surnames: Bar, Hare, Bard, Fare, Bark, Ware, Barr, Care, Bade, Baro

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Where is the Bare family from?

You can see how Bare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bare families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Bare families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bare's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bare families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bare surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bare ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bare. 52% of Bare men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bare women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bare were Laborer and Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
    52%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Journalier
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%
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What Bare family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Bare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bare 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bare. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Bare. For the veterans among your Bare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bare lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bare in 1945 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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