Barba Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, and southern French: nickname for a man noted for his beard, from barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba). Italian: from a byname from a southern dialect word meaning ‘uncle’ (from Latin barba ‘beard’ via Lombardic barba, barbane), as characterizing a man of wisdom and authority. Greek: see Barbas. Slovenian: unexplained. This name comes from the Brkini region in southwestern Slovenia.

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

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Barba Family Origin

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Barba Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Retail Grocer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barba. The most common Barba occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Barba's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barba family was Blacksmith.

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Between 1942 and 2004, Barba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Barba in 1942 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barba

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