Barnaby Family History

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Barnaby Name Meaning

from the Middle English vernacular form of the personal name Barnabas, which was borne by the companion of St Paul (Acts 4:36). This is of Aramaic origin, from Barnabia ‘son of Nabia’, a personal name perhaps meaning ‘confession’. habitational name from Barnaby in North Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Beornwald (composed of the elements beorn ‘young warrior’ + wald ‘rule’) + Old Norse býr ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Barney, Barnaba, Barna, Arney, Bagnall, Carby, Canby, Broady, Barbary

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Barnaby Family Origin

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Barnaby Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barnaby family was Keeping House. The most common Barnaby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Barnaby's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnaby.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Barnaby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Barnaby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnaby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnaby. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Barnaby. For the veterans among your Barnaby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnaby Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Barnaby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Barnaby in 1946 was 55, and 50 in 2004.

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