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Barlas Name Meaning

Scottish (Perthshire): habitational name probably from Barloch near Milngavie (Stirlings) + post-medieval excrescent -s. The final syllable of Barloch will alternatively have been pronounced -low and -lie in Scots whence a variety of attested surname forms including Barlow Barlows Barlie Barliss Barles(s) and Barlas(s) mostly clustering in settlements near Blackruthven in Tibbermore parish (Perthshire) where the surname Barloche is first recorded in 1589. Greek: probably a nickname derived from parla ‘blabbering’ (from Italian parlare ‘to talk’). Alternatively perhaps a nickname derived from Aromanian bărliv ‘tormented long-suffering’. Slovak (Barlaš and Barláš): unexplained. Turkish: ornamental name from Barlas the name of the Mongolian (later Turkicized) tribe of which Tamerlane's father was a member from Mongolian barlas ‘brave’. Pakistani: from the Muslim personal name Barlas of Mongolian origin (see 4 above).

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


Similar surnames: Ballas, Barras, Balas, Barbas, Maras, Bala, Barley, Barnas, Taras

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Where is the Barlas family from?

You can see how Barlas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barlas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Barlas families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1880 there were 5 Barlas families living in Rhode Island. This was 100% of all the recorded Barlas's in USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Barlas families in 1880.
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What did your Barlas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barlas. 24% of Barlas men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Barlas women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    24%
  • Proprietor
    18%
  • Owner
    18%
  • Farmer
    18%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 282 military records available for the last name Barlas. For the veterans among your Barlas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barlas lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Barlas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barlas in 1964 was 63, and 77 in 2003.

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