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Barnhill Family History

Barnhill Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a barn on it, from Middle English barn ‘barn’ + hille ‘hill’, or a habitational name from a place named Barnhill, possibly the one near Broxton in Cheshire named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

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45,059 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,625 Military Records
1,240 Immigration Records
29,966 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Barnhill Families

  • Number of Barnhill families
     67 - 131
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barnhill families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barnhill families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barnhill Family Origin

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Barnhill Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Barnhill

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Barnhill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Barnhill census records

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Barnhill Civil War Service Records

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