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Barreto Family History

Barreto Name Meaning
Portuguese: probably a metonymic occupational name for a cap maker, from a variant of barrette ‘cap’. Compare Berretta. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.Spanish: possibly a derivative of barreta, barreto, from bara ‘(crow)bar’, presumably a metonymic occupational name or a topographic name.

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

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1,099 Military Records
4,244 Immigration Records
16,926 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Barreto Families

  • Number of Barreto families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barreto families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barreto Family Origin

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Barreto Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barreto

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Barreto Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Barreto

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