Barbay Family History

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Barbay Name Meaning

Belgian variant of French Barbeau. Respelling of French Barbé, meaning ‘bearded’, from an adjectival derivative of barbe ‘beard’ (see Barbe).

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


Similar surnames: Barbey, Barba, Barby, Barbee, Barbeau, Barbas, Barber, Barras, Barbre

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Barbay Family Origin

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Barbay Family Occupations

What did your Barbay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barbay family was Grocer. Keeping House, Carpenter and Carpenter House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barbay. The most common Barbay occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 29% of Barbay's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

    29%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Carpenter House

    14%
  • Grocer

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barbay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barbay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Barbay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Barbay

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Barbay. 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 Barbay. For the veterans among your Barbay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbay Life Expectancy

What is the average Barbay lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Barbay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Barbay in 1952 was 59, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barbay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barbay 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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