History of your Surname
Get access to Barge family records.Start a free trial

Barge Family History

Barge Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of various places so named. Dutch: topographic name denoting an inhabitant of a farm or settlement on a hill. Compare Ten Barge . English and French: metonymic occupational name for a boatman bargeman or seaman from Middle English Old French barge ‘boat barge’. Compare French Labarge . English: variant of Bargh (see Bark ). French: topographic name from Old French barge Old Occitan barga ‘haystack standing in the yard of the farm’. Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from a place called A Barxe e.g. in A Coruña province in Spain or A Barge in Viana do Castelo in Portugal.

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


Similar surnames: Berge, Bagge, Large, Barbe, Barre, Burge, Birge, Range, Tarte, Bane

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Barge family from?

You can see how Barge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Barge families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Barge's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Barge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barge. 23% of Barge men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Barge women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barge were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

View Census Data for Barge | Data not to scale

*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
    23%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Seamstress
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Barge family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Barge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Barge

Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barge. 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.

View all Barge immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Barge military records

You've only scratched the surface of Barge family history

Discover More

What is the average Barge lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Barge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barge in 1948 was 34, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barge

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Barge family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial