Barter Family History

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Barter Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French barateor, barateur ‘rogue’, ‘cheat’, ‘fraud’; alternatively, in some instances it may be from Old Norse barátta ‘beating’, ‘fight’, ‘battle’, hence by extension a troublemaker or quarrelsome man.

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

Similar surnames: Carter, Marter, Bater, Barber, Easter, Baker, Baxter, Barner, Barker

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Barter Family Origin

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Barter Family Occupations

What did your Barter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barter family was Laborer. The most common Barter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Barter's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barter.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Barter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Barter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barter. For the veterans among your Barter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barter Life Expectancy

What is the average Barter lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Barter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barter in 1943 was 42, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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