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Barriere Name Meaning

French (Barrière): topographic name for someone who lived by a gate or barrier or a metonymic occupational name for a gatekeeper from a derivative of Old French bar(r)e ‘bar rod’ in the sense of ‘barrier’ (compare Barre ); or a habitational name from (La) Barrière the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Gates .

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


Similar surnames: Barrere, Carriere, Carrier, Barbier, Burrier, Barrett, Harrier

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Where is the Barriere family from?

You can see how Barriere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barriere family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Barriere families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Barriere families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Barriere's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Barriere families in 1840.
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What did your Barriere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barriere. 60% of Barriere men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Barriere women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    60%
  • Labor
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Barriere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barriere 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 868 immigration records available for the last name Barriere. 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 698 military records available for the last name Barriere. For the veterans among your Barriere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barriere lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Barriere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Barriere in 1962 was 72, and 61 in 2004.

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