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Barnett Family History

Barnett Name Meaning
habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’).from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard.

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

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94,234 Military Records
56,695 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Barnett Families

  • Number of Barnett families
     389 - 775
     130 - 388
     1 - 129
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barnett families
     1,330 - 2,657
     444 - 1,329
     1 - 443
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barnett families
     83 - 164
     28 - 82
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barnett Family Origin

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Barnett Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barnett

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Barnett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Barnett census records

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Barnett Civil War Service Records

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