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Barreira Name Meaning

Galician (and Portuguese): habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia and Portugal named Barreira, from barreira ‘clay or loam hollow’.

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

Similar surnames: Barreiro, Carreira, Barreda, Moreira, Barreras, Carreiro, Barcia

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Where is the Barreira family from?

You can see how Barreira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barreira family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Barreira families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Barreira family living in California. This was about 17% of all the recorded Barreira's in USA. California and 5 other states had the highest population of Barreira families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barreira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barreira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Barreira. 100% of Barreira men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 373 census records available for the last name Barreira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barreira 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 548 immigration records available for the last name Barreira. 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 95 military records available for the last name Barreira. For the veterans among your Barreira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barreira lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Barreira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Barreira in 1961 was 60, and 79 in 2004.

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