Barnicle Family History

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Barnicle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bernacle, barnakyll, a diminutive of bernak, from Old French bernac, a type of severe bit, which was also used as an instrument of torture; the term may have been applied as a nickname for a tamer of restive horses, for a man with an unruly temperament, or for a torturer. Alternatively, the surname may have originated as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a barnacle goose (Middle English barnakyll) in some way. Americanized spelling of German Barnickel, Barnikel, from a byname of uncertain origin for someone who was cross-eyed or suffering from an eye disease; or presumably from a personal name, a compound of Bern(o) + Nickel (pet form of Nicolaus).

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

Similar surnames: Bernick, Barnhill, Brice, Bartle, Barnick, Barnwell, Bargiel

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Barnicle Family Origin

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Barnicle Family Occupations

What did your Barnicle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barnicle occupation in the UK was Labourer. 20% of Barnicle's were Labourers. Labourer, Boat Builder and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnicle. A less common occupation for the Barnicle family was Frame Work Knitter.

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  • Labourer

  • Boat Builder

  • Bricklayer

  • Frame Work Knitter


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Barnicle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Barnicle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnicle 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 417 immigration records available for the last name Barnicle. 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 394 military records available for the last name Barnicle. For the veterans among your Barnicle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnicle Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Barnicle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Barnicle in 1959 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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