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Baris Name Meaning

Dutch: unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name for someone from Paris, France, or perhaps more likely a nickname for someone who had trading links with the city. Albanian, Italian (of Albanian origin), and Greek: occupational name from Albanian bari ‘goatherd’, ‘shepherd’. Perhaps also Jewish, a variant of Barish. Possibly an altered spelling of English Barras.

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


Similar surnames: Bareis, Maris, Paris, Bares, Garis, Balis, Banis, Barrs, Bari, Caris

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Where is the Baris family from?

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

What did your Baris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Baris. 40% of Baris men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Baris women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baris were Labor 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
    40%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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There are 417 military records available for the last name Baris. For the veterans among your Baris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baris lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Baris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Baris in 1963 was 79, and 61 in 2004.

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