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Barela Name Meaning

Hispanic: altered form of Galician Varela . Polish (Bareła): from baryła ‘barrel’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper.

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


Similar surnames: Varela, Barile, Barna, Balla, Parola, Carel, Canela, Kapela, Bala

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Where is the Barela family from?

You can see how Barela families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barela family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barela families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Barela family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Barela's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Barela families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barela surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barela ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barela. 43% of Barela men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Barela women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barela were Labor and Stenographer. .

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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
    43%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housemaid
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 923 immigration records available for the last name Barela. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barela. For the veterans among your Barela ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barela lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barela life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Barela in 1944 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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