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Barefoot Family History

Barefoot Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone who was in the habit of going about his business unshod, from Old English bær ‘bare’, ‘naked’ + fot ‘foot’. It may have referred to a peasant unable to afford even the simplest type of footwear, or to someone who went barefoot as a religious penance.In some instances, probably a translation of German Barfuss, the northern form Barfoth, or the Danish cognate Barfo(e)d.

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

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29,239 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,784 Military Records
749 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Barefoot Families

  • Number of Barefoot families
     77 - 152
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barefoot families
     29 - 55
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Barefoot last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barefoot Family Origin

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Barefoot Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Barefoot

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Barefoot Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Barefoot Civil War Service Records

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