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Barnet Family History

Barnet Name Meaning

English: variant of Barnett . French: variant of Bernet .

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


Similar surnames: Arnet, Burnet, Barret, Barnes, Berney, Barnett, Barlet, Bayne, Arnot

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Where is the Barnet family from?

You can see how Barnet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barnet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barnet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 61 Barnet families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 16% of all the recorded Barnet's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Barnet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barnet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barnet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barnet. 21% of Barnet men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Barnet women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barnet were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laundress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Barnet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnet census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnet. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Barnet. For the veterans among your Barnet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barnet lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Barnet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Barnet in 1957 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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