Barna Family History

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Barna Name Meaning

Italian: from the ancient Germanic personal name Barna. Italian: possibly from a short form of the personal name Barnaba (see Barnaby 1). Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Barnabás (see Barnaby 1). Polish (also Slovak and Ukrainian): from a derivative of the personal name Biernat, Polish form of German Bernhard. Possibly from Polish dialect barna, brona ‘harrow’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who used a harrow.

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

Similar surnames: Bara, Barra, Barca, Barnas, Basa, Berna, Bar, Baron, Kara, Barta

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Barna Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barna name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barna. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Barna Family Origin

Where is the Barna family from?

Barna Family Occupations

What did your Barna ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Barna occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Barna's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barna family was Manufacturing. Farmer, Hotel Keeper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barna.

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  • Farmer

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Laborer

  • Manufacturing


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barna ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barna Historical Records

What Barna family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Barna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barna census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Barna. 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 Card

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

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Barna Life Expectancy

What is the average Barna lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Barna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barna in 1949 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barna

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barna ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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