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Barbie Family History

Barbie Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Barbe, Barrie, Barbier, Barie, Barbee, Barbre, Barbin, Barre, Marie

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Where is the Barbie family from?

You can see how Barbie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbie family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barbie families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Barbie family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Barbie's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Barbie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barbie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barbie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barbie. 28% of Barbie men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Barbie women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barbie were Operator and Seamstress. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Operator
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Barbie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbie 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 159 immigration records available for the last name Barbie. 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 299 military records available for the last name Barbie. For the veterans among your Barbie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barbie lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Barbie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Barbie in 1964 was 52, and 90 in 2003.

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