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Barnes Name Meaning
English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.French: variant of Bern.Jewish: variant of Parnes.

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

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Name Distribution of Barnes Families

  • Number of Barnes families
     839 - 1,675
     280 - 838
     1 - 279
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barnes families
     3,598 - 7,194
     1,200 - 3,597
     1 - 1,199
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barnes families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barnes Family Origin

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Barnes Immigration Information

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Barnes Family Occupations

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