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Baran Name Meaning

Polish Slovak Czech Sorbian Russian Ukrainian Rusyn Croatian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Slavic baran ‘ram’ presumably borne by either a forceful lusty man or else by a shepherd. As a Jewish surname it is artificial. Compare Barran . Croatian: from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomej (see Bartholomew ) and its vernacular variants or short forms Bartol Bartul and Bare .

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

Similar surnames: Taran, Baron, Barak, Bara, Beran, Bagan, Barany, Barad, Karan, Bazan

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Where is the Baran family from?

You can see how Baran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Baran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Baran family living in Arkansas. This was about 33% of all the recorded Baran's in USA. Arkansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Baran families in 1840.
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What did your Baran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baran. 25% of Baran men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Baran women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baran were Salesman and Operator. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Baran. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Baran. For the veterans among your Baran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baran lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Baran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Baran in 1940 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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