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Barrios Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Spanish barrio ‘outlying suburb’ (especially an impoverished one), ‘slum’, from Arabic barr ‘suburb’, ‘dependent village’. It may also be a topographic name for someone originating from a barrio.

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


Similar surnames: Barros, Barrow, Barro, Barrie, Baros, Barrs, Carrion, Carris, Berrio

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Where is the Barrios family from?

You can see how Barrios families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barrios family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Barrios families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Barrios families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Barrios's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Barrios families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barrios surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barrios ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barrios. 28% of Barrios men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Barrios women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrios were Salesman and Servant.

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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
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Painter
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Servant
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Barrios. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barrios. For the veterans among your Barrios ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barrios lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Barrios life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Barrios in 1949 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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