Barba Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Barbas, Barbo, Barca, Barra, Barbe, Baba, Bara, Borra, Barna, Badia

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Barba Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barba name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barba. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Italy


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Barba Family Origin

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Barba Family Occupations

What did your Barba ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Blacksmith


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Barba Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Barba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barba. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barba. For the veterans among your Barba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barba Life Expectancy

What is the average Barba lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barba ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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