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Baron Name Meaning

English and French: from the title of nobility, Middle English, Old French baron, barun (of Germanic origin; compare Barnes 2). As a surname it is unlikely to be a status name denoting a person of rank. The great baronial families of Europe had distinctive surnames of their own. Generally, the surname referred to service in a baronial household or was acquired as a nickname by a peasant who had ideas above his station. The title was also awarded to certain freemen of the cities of London and York and of the Cinque Ports. Compare the Scottish form Barron. English and French: from an Old French personal name Baro (oblique case Baron), or else referred to service in a baronial household or was acquired as a nickname by a peasant who had ideas above his station. German: status name for a freeman or baron, barun ‘imperial or church official’, a loan word in Middle High German from Old French (see 1). Spanish (Barón): from the title barón ‘baron’ (see 1). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin (see Barnes). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name meaning ‘baron’, from German, Polish, or Russian. In Israel the surname is often interpreted, by folk etymology, as being from Bar-On ‘son of strength’.

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


Similar surnames: Bacon, Barron, Caron, Maron, Baro, Varon, Baran, Baros, Badon, Beron

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Baron Family Origin

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Baron Family Occupations

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In 1881, Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Baron. The most common Baron occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 16% of Baron's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Baron family was Journeyman.

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  • Cultivateur

    16%
  • Journalier

    11%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Journeyman

    5%

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Baron Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Baron Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Baron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baron in 1942 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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