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Barris Family History

Barris Name Meaning

English (Durham and Northumberland): variant of Barras .

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

Similar surnames: Farris, Barrus, Baris, Parris, Marris, Carris, Barras, Burris, Borris

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Where is the Barris family from?

You can see how Barris families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barris family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barris families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Barris families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Barris's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Barris families in 1840.
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What did your Barris ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barris. 19% of Barris men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Barris women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barris were Clerk and New Worker. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Barris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barris 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 Barris. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barris. For the veterans among your Barris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barris lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Barris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Barris in 1956 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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