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Barrera Family History

Barrera Name Meaning
Spanish and Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived near a gate or fence, from Spanish and Catalan barrera ‘barrier’.topographic name for someone who lived by a clay pit, Spanish barrera, barrero (a derivative of barro ‘mud’, ‘clay’).

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

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391,101 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,024 Military Records
17,380 Immigration Records
33,346 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Barrera Families

  • Number of Barrera families
     125 - 248
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Barrera last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Barrera last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barrera Family Origin

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Barrera Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barrera

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Barrera Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Barrera census records

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Barrera Civil War Service Records

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