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Barret Family History

Barret Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Barrett. French: from a diminutive of Barre.

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

Similar surnames: Garret, Barnet, Barren, Carrel, Barrett, Barras, Barlet, Barratt

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Where is the Barret family from?

You can see how Barret families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barret family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barret families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 59 Barret families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Barret's in USA. New York had the highest population of Barret families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barret surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barret ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barret. 23% of Barret men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Barret women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barret were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Barret. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barret 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Barret. 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 Barret. For the veterans among your Barret ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barret lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Barret life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Barret in 1956 was 82, and 82 in 2004.

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