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Barrus Family History

Barrus Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Barrows.

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


Similar surnames: Barris, Burrus, Barkus, Barras, Barrons, Burrous, Farris, Bachus

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Where is the Barrus family from?

You can see how Barrus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrus families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Barrus families living in Alberta. This was about 69% of all the recorded Barrus's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Barrus families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barrus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barrus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barrus. 40% of Barrus men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Barrus women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrus were New Worker and Housekeeper.

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Barrus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrus 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 790 immigration records available for the last name Barrus. 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 855 military records available for the last name Barrus. For the veterans among your Barrus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barrus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barrus in 1944 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

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