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Barrese Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name for someone from a place named Barra, from barra ‘barrier’, ‘bar’, ‘obstacle’; there is a large district of Naples so named, as well as many minor places in southern Italy.

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


Similar surnames: Marrese, Barrere, Barre, Briese, Larese, Barreca, Breese, Barreda

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Where is the Barrese family from?

You can see how Barrese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrese family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrese families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Barrese family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Barrese's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Barrese families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barrese surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barrese ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barrese. 32% of Barrese men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Barrese women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrese were Farmer and Servant.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Spinner
    12%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    43%
  • Garnet Worker
    29%
  • Servant
    29%
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Census Records

There are 949 census records available for the last name Barrese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrese census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 448 immigration records available for the last name Barrese. 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 Cards

There are 228 military records available for the last name Barrese. For the veterans among your Barrese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrese lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Barrese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Barrese in 1959 was 66, and 85 in 2004.

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