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Barnaby Name Meaning

from the Middle English vernacular form of the personal name Barnabas, which was borne by the companion of St Paul (Acts 4:36). This is of Aramaic origin, from Barnabia ‘son of Nabia’, a personal name perhaps meaning ‘confession’. habitational name from Barnaby in North Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Beornwald (composed of the elements beorn ‘young warrior’ + wald ‘rule’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Barney, Barnaba, Barna, Arney, Bagnall, Carby, Canby, Broady, Barbary

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Barnaby Family Origin

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Barnaby Family Occupations

What did your Barnaby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barnaby occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Barnaby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barnaby family was Carpenter. Farmer, School and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnaby.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • School

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barnaby ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barnaby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Barnaby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnaby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Barnaby. 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 Barnaby. For the veterans among your Barnaby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnaby Life Expectancy

What is the average Barnaby lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Barnaby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Barnaby in 1946 was 55, and 50 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barnaby ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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