Barra Name Meaning

Southern Italian: probably a topographic name from Sicilian bharra ‘bar’, ‘barrier’ or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Galician: habitational name from places named Barra, in the provinces of Lugo and Ourense. Southern French: dialect variant of Barre. Hungarian: from the personal name Barna, short form of Barnabás, Hungarian equivalent of Barnaby.

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


Similar surnames: Barr, Barca, Barre, Barna, Bara, Marra, Parra, Borra, Barba, Basa

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Barra Family Origin

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Barra Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    21%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Book Keeper

    7%

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barra. A less common occupation for the Barra family was Book Keeper. The most common Barra occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 21% of Barra's were Keeping Houses.

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Barra Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Barra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Barra in 1951 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barra

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