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Barca Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from barca ‘boat’, ‘small boat’ (Latin barca), hence a metonymic occupational name for a sailor, a shipbuilder, or the owner of a boat. Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places named with this word, which is probably of pre-Roman origin. Hungarian: habitational name from a place called Barca in Borsod county. In some cases the family name could be a derivative of the personal name Bertalan, Hungarian form of Bartholomew. Romanian: from barca ‘curly fleeced sheep’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or a nickname for someone with curly hair.

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


Similar surnames: Barco, Barra, Bara, Barna, Basa, Barcia, Baca, Barta, Bacca, Barba

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Where is the Barca family from?

You can see how Barca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barca family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Barca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Barca families living in Wisconsin. This was about 61% of all the recorded Barca's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Barca families in 1880.
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What did your Barca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barca. 31% of Barca men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Barca women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barca were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Welder
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • New Worker
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Barca. 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 416 military records available for the last name Barca. For the veterans among your Barca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barca lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Barca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Barca in 1957 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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