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Barreto Name Meaning

Portuguese: probably a metonymic occupational name for a cap maker, from a variant of barrette ‘cap’. Compare Berretta. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Spanish: possibly a derivative of barreta, barreto, from bara ‘(crow)bar’, presumably a metonymic occupational name or a topographic name.

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

Similar surnames: Barrett, Barre, Barrero, Garret, Barretto, Barreca, Barrera, Barreau

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Where is the Barreto family from?

You can see how Barreto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barreto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Barreto families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Barreto families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Barreto's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Barreto families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barreto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barreto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barreto. 32% of Barreto men worked as a Labrador and 60% of Barreto women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barreto were Dependiente and House Keeper. .

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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

  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Agricultor
  • Dependiente

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
  • House Keeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barreto. For the veterans among your Barreto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barreto lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Barreto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barreto in 1954 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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