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Barretto Name Meaning

Portuguese (mainly Brazil) and Hispanic (mainly Philippines): variant of Portuguese and Spanish Barreto . This surname is also found in western India (mainly Goa and Maharashtra) where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Italian: nickname from barretto ‘cap’.

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


Similar surnames: Barreto, Barretta, Barnette, Barrett, Beretta, Britto, Barnet

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Where is the Barretto family from?

You can see how Barretto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barretto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barretto families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Barretto family living in Wisconsin Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Barretto's in USA. Wisconsin Territory had the highest population of Barretto families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barretto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barretto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barretto. 47% of Barretto men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Barretto women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    47%
  • Tailor
    24%
  • Plumber
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Barretto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barretto 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 Barretto. 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 261 military records available for the last name Barretto. For the veterans among your Barretto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barretto lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Barretto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Barretto in 1957 was 48, and 63 in 2004.

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