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Barth Family History

Barth Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname for a bearded man from Middle High German bart ‘beard’. This name which can not be always distinguished from 2 and 4 below is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Poland Czechia Slovakia and Slovenia in the last four countries sometimes as a German translation of Slavic surnames meaning ‘beard’ or ‘bearded man’ (see Bart ). See also Beard German: habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania. German and English (Worcestershire): variant of Bart Germanized form of Polish Sorbian and Slovak Bart 3 and Czech Bárt.

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

Similar surnames: Bath, Bartz, Baruth, Warth, Bart, Borth, Barthe, Arth, Marth, Barath

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Where is the Barth family from?

You can see how Barth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Barth families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Barth's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Barth families in 1840.
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What did your Barth ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Barth. 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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There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Barth. For the veterans among your Barth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barth lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Barth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Barth in 1945 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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