Barry Family History

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Barry Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr. English, of Welsh origin: patronymic from Harry, the medieval English vernacular form of Henry, preceded by Welsh ap ‘son of’. Compare Parry. Variant spelling of Barrie 1.

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


Similar surnames: Berry, Barr, Harry, Parry, Merry, Burry, Harty, Barra, Terry, Larry

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Barry Family Origin

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Barry Family Occupations

What did your Barry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Barry. 23% of Barry men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Barry women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barry were Clerk and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Nurse
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Operator
    6%

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

Barry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 460,000 census records available for the last name Barry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barry 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 88,000 immigration records available for the last name Barry. 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 97,000 military records available for the last name Barry. For the veterans among your Barry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barry Life Expectancy

What is the average Barry lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barry in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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