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Barker Family History

Barker Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name.Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger.

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

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114,173 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Barker Families

  • Number of Barker families
     511 - 1,020
     171 - 510
     1 - 170
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barker families
     5,016 - 10,030
     1,673 - 5,015
     1 - 1,672
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barker families
     94 - 186
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barker Family Origin

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Barker Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Barker

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Barker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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