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Barefoot Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone who was in the habit of going about his business unshod, from Old English bær ‘bare’, ‘naked’ + fot ‘foot’. It may have referred to a peasant unable to afford even the simplest type of footwear, or to someone who went barefoot as a religious penance. In some instances, probably a translation of German Barfuss, the northern form Barfoth, or the Danish cognate Barfo(e)d.

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

Similar surnames: Barfoot, Crofoot, Barrett, Bareford, Barton, Harford, Bebout

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Barefoot Family Origin

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Barefoot Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barefoot. 25% of Barefoot men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Barefoot women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barefoot were Proprietor and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barefoot Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Barefoot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barefoot census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 865 immigration records available for the last name Barefoot. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Barefoot. For the veterans among your Barefoot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barefoot Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barefoot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Barefoot in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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