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Barrie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, especially one in Angus, generally named with Gaelic barr ‘height’, ‘hill’, or from a British cognate of this word.

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


Similar surnames: Barre, Barrow, Barrios, Barra, Dargie, Carrie, Barros, Barrese

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Where is the Barrie family from?

You can see how Barrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 4 Barrie families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Barrie's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Barrie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barrie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barrie. 15% of Barrie men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Barrie women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrie were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Barrie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrie 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrie. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Barrie. For the veterans among your Barrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrie lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Barrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barrie in 1954 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

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