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Barbee Name Meaning

English: variant of Barby . English (of French Huguenot origin): Anglicized form of French Barbé (see Barbe ). Americanized form of French Barbier and possibly also of Barbé (compare 2 above).

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

Similar surnames: Barbey, Barben, Barbre, Barzee, Barbe, Barbay, Parlee, Barnes, Barber

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Where is the Barbee family from?

You can see how Barbee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barbee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Barbee families living in Tennessee. This was about 17% of all the recorded Barbee's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Barbee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barbee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barbee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barbee. 21% of Barbee men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Barbee women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barbee were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Barbee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbee. 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 Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Barbee. For the veterans among your Barbee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barbee lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Barbee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barbee in 1947 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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