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Barsky Family History

Barsky Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name for someone from the city of Bar now in Ukraine. In the 16th century this was an important frontier fortress of the Polish Empire against the Turks and the Tartars which in the 18th century became the center of a confederation. Its original name was Rów; it was given its present name in honor of the Italian city of Bari by Bona Sforza Duchess of Bari wife of King Zygmunt Stary (Sigismund the Old). Altered form of Polish Barski a cognate of 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Barley, Lansky, Lubarsky, Boyarsky, Barski, Barsi, Belsky, Barak

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Where is the Barsky family from?

You can see how Barsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barsky family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Barsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Barsky families living in Manitoba. This was about 57% of all the recorded Barsky's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Barsky families in 1911.
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What did your Barsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Barsky. 60% of Barsky men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Storekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barsky. 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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There are 706 military records available for the last name Barsky. For the veterans among your Barsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barsky lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Barsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Barsky in 1948 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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