Barnett Family History

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Barnett Name Meaning

habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn’, ‘to set light to’). from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard.

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

Similar surnames: Barrett, Arnett, Garnett, Barnes, Barlett, Burgett, Barner, Baskett

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Barnett Family Origin

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Barnett Family Occupations

What did your Barnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barnett. 17% of Barnett men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Barnett women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barnett were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 645,000 census records available for the last name Barnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnett 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 63,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnett. 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 98,000 military records available for the last name Barnett. For the veterans among your Barnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Barnett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Barnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Barnett in 1941 was 19, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barnett 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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