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Barretta Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a diminutive of barra ‘barrier’, ‘bar’ or from Calabrian dialect barretta ‘cap’.

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


Similar surnames: Barbetta, Barrette, Barrett, Barretto, Barletta, Carretta, Barreto

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Where is the Barretta family from?

You can see how Barretta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barretta family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Barretta families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Barretta families living in New Jersey. This was about 55% of all the recorded Barretta's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Barretta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barretta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barretta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barretta. 25% of Barretta men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Barretta women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barretta were Painter and Cigar Maker. .

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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%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    38%
  • Finisher
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Cigar Maker
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Barretta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barretta 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Barretta. 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 352 military records available for the last name Barretta. For the veterans among your Barretta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barretta lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Barretta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Barretta in 1962 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

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