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Barnabas Family History

Barnabas Name Meaning

English: from the Biblical personal name Barnabas learned (Greek and Latin) form of Barnaby . The name Barnabas is also found among Christians in southern India but since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

Similar surnames: Barabas, Barnaba, Barnaby, Barbas, Barajas, Barnas, Barnes, Balaban

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Where is the Barnabas family from?

You can see how Barnabas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barnabas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Barnabas families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Barnabas families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Barnabas's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Barnabas families in 1911.
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What did your Barnabas ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dock Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Barnabas. 100% of Barnabas men worked as a Dock Labourer and 62% of Barnabas women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Dock Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 625 census records available for the last name Barnabas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnabas 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Barnabas. 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 116 military records available for the last name Barnabas. For the veterans among your Barnabas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barnabas lifespan?

Between 1974 and 2004, in the United States, Barnabas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Barnabas in 1974 was 87, and 81 in 2004.

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