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Barrier Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a gatekeeper from Old French barier an agent derivative of bar(r)e ‘bar rod’ in the sense of ‘barrier’ (compare Barre ). Altered form of French Barriere . Altered form of German Berger .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Burrier, Carrier, Barnier, Barriere, Barbier, Berrier, Ferrier

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Where is the Barrier family from?

You can see how Barrier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barrier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Barrier families living in North Carolina. This was about 54% of all the recorded Barrier's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Barrier families in 1840.
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What did your Barrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barrier. 29% of Barrier men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Barrier women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrier were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Barrier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrier 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 751 immigration records available for the last name Barrier. 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 Barrier. For the veterans among your Barrier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrier lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Barrier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Barrier in 1948 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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