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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

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Barnes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • School

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barnes family was Servant. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnes. The most common Barnes occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Barnes's were Farmers.

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