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Barrs Family History

Barrs Name Meaning
topographic name for someone who lived by one or more barriers or obstructions, from a plural or possessive form of Barr 2.metonymic occupational name for a maker of bars, or perhaps a nickname for a tall, thin man. See Barr 4.

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

64,368 Historical Documents with Barrs on Ancestry.com
20,877 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,608 Military Records
1,382 Immigration Records
14,337 Census and Voter Lists
26,164 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Barrs Families

  • Number of Barrs families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barrs families
     60 - 118
     21 - 59
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barrs families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barrs Family Origin

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Barrs Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Barrs

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Barrs Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Barrs census records

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Barrs Civil War Service Records

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