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Barker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent. English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name. Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger.

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

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Barker Family Origin

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Barker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Barker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Barker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barker family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barker.

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Barker Life Expectancy

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