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Barrette Family History

Barrette Name Meaning

North American spelling of French Baret, from a diminutive of Bar.

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


Similar surnames: Barretta, Garrette, Barret, Bassette, Burnette, Barnette, Baskette

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Where is the Barrette family from?

You can see how Barrette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Barrette families living in North Carolina. This was about 40% of all the recorded Barrette's in the USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Barrette families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barrette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barrette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barrette. 21% of Barrette men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Barrette women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrette were Salesman and Waitress.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Barrette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrette 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 Barrette. 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 Barrette. For the veterans among your Barrette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrette lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Barrette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Barrette in 1960 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

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