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Barbour Family History

Barbour Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: occupational name from Old French barbeor ‘barber’. Compare the English form Barber .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Harbour, Barber, Armour, Arbour, Barbier, Badour, Barton, Larmour

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Where is the Barbour family from?

You can see how Barbour families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbour family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barbour families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Barbour families living in Maine. This was about 19% of all the recorded Barbour's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Barbour families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barbour surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barbour ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barbour. 12% of Barbour men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Barbour women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barbour were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Barbour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbour census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbour. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Barbour. For the veterans among your Barbour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barbour lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Barbour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Barbour in 1942 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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