Barber Family History

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Barber Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’. Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1). Americanized form of any of numerous cognates of 1 in different languages, for example Spanish Barbero, Portuguese Barbeiro, French Barbier, Italian Barbieri.

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

Similar surnames: Barbe, Barbier, Barker, Barbero, Garber, Arber, Barbera, Farber

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Barber Family Origin

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Barber Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barber. A less common occupation for the Barber family was Farm Laborer. The most common Barber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Barber's were Farmers.

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Barber Historical Records

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Barber Life Expectancy

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