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Barnes Name Meaning

English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word. English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use. Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’. French: variant of Bern. Jewish: variant of Parnes.

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

Similar surnames: Berner, Barney, Baines, Barner, Banes, Bares, Bardes, Barber, Farnes

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Barnes Family Origin

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Barnes Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Barnes. 27% of Barnes men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Barnes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barnes were Carpenter and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Income

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Barnes Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 220,000 military records available for the last name Barnes. For the veterans among your Barnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnes Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barnes in 1940 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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