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Barren Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Baron or Barran .

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


Similar surnames: Barret, Marren, Barten, Garren, Barron, Warren, Carlen, Barnet

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Where is the Barren family from?

You can see how Barren families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barren family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barren families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Barren families living in Georgia. This was about 21% of all the recorded Barren's in USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Barren families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barren surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barren ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barren. 25% of Barren men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Barren women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barren were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Barren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barren 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barren. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barren. For the veterans among your Barren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barren lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Barren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Barren in 1950 was 33, and 48 in 2004.

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