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Barbeau Name Meaning

French:: from barbeau ‘barbel’ a type of fish hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or a nickname for a man with a sparse beard the fish being distinguished by beardlike growths on either side of its mouth. nickname from a derivative of Old French Occitan barbel ‘point’ ‘tooth’. Compare Barber 6 and Barbo

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Barbe, Barteau, Barreau, Barber, Barrett, Barba, Jarreau, Barbero

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Where is the Barbeau family from?

You can see how Barbeau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbeau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barbeau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 4 Barbeau families living in Illinois. This was about 44% of all the recorded Barbeau's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Barbeau families in 1840.
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What did your Barbeau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barbeau. 17% of Barbeau men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Barbeau women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barbeau were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Barbeau lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Barbeau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Barbeau in 1946 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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