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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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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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 Life Expectancy

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Famous Barber Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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