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Barrell Name Meaning

from Old French baril ‘barrel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or a nickname for a fat man or an immoderate drinker. habitational name from Barwell in Leicestershire, named with Old English bar ‘wild boar’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Gorrell, Burrell, Carrell, Garrell, Bardwell, Barrett, Barela

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Where is the Barrell family from?

You can see how Barrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Barrell families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Barrell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Barrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barrell. 19% of Barrell men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Barrell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrell were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Barrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrell. 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 Barrell. For the veterans among your Barrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Barrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Barrell in 1950 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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