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Barbara Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (Bárbara), and English: from the female personal name Barbara, which was borne by a popular saint, who according to legend was imprisoned in a tower and later put to death by her own father for refusing to recant her Christian beliefs. The name comes from a feminine form of Latin barbarus, Greek barbaros ‘foreign(er)’ (originally an onomatopoeic word formed in imitation of the unintelligible babbling of non-Greeks). Catalan (Barbarà): variant of Barbera.

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


Similar surnames: Barbary, Barbera, Barbaro, Barber, Barba, Barra, Barbas, Barnaby

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Barbara Family Origin

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Barbara Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Box Maker

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barbara. The most common Barbara occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Barbara's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barbara family was Box Maker.

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Barbara Life Expectancy

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Famous Barbara Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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