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Barna Family History

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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Where is the Barna family from?

You can see how Barna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Barna family living in Michigan. This was about 25% of all the recorded Barna's in the USA. Michigan and 3 other states had the highest population of Barna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barna. 31% of Barna men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Barna women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barna were Farmer and Operator.

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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
    31%
  • Miner
    5%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Operator
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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