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Barber Family History

Barber Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’.Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1).Americanized form of any of numerous cognates of 1 in different languages, for example Spanish Barbero, Portuguese Barbeiro, French Barbier, Italian Barbieri.

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

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48,257 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Barber Families

  • Number of Barber families
     646 - 1,289
     216 - 645
     1 - 215
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barber families
     1,250 - 2,497
     417 - 1,249
     1 - 416
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barber families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barber Family Origin

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Barber Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barber

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Barber Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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