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Barney Name Meaning

habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in a marsh’. from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard.

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


Similar surnames: Burney, Barley, Barnes, Arney, Baney, Barnaby, Berney, Darney, Barner

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Barney Family Origin

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Barney Family Occupations

What did your Barney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Barney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Barney's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barney. A less common occupation for the Barney family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Barney Historical Records

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Barney Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Barney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barney in 1940 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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