Barras Family History

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Barras Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by the outworks of a fortress, Old French barrace, or a variant of Barrs. French (Midi): from an augmentative of Barre.

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

Similar surnames: Barlas, Barrs, Barra, Darras, Barre, Arras, Carras, Barrow, Barrows

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Barras Family Origin

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Barras Family Occupations

What did your Barras ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Barras. 25% of Barras men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Barras women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barras were Bouvier and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Ingnieur
  • Aide Forgeron
  • Bouvier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Contractor
  • Facturier
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Barras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barras 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barras. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barras. For the veterans among your Barras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barras Life Expectancy

What is the average Barras lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Barras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barras in 1945 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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