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Barro Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician: widespread habitational name, especially in Galicia, from any of numerous places named with barro ‘clay’, ‘loam’, in particular Barro in Pontevedra.

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


Similar surnames: Barros, Barco, Barr, Barra, Barrow, Carro, Barre, Baro, Cerro, Barbo

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Where is the Barro family from?

You can see how Barro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Barro family living in South Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Barro's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Barro families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Vandor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barro. 37% of Barro men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Barro women worked as a Vandor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barro were Mechanic and Laborer. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Mechanic
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Vandor
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Barro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barro 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 Barro. 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 297 military records available for the last name Barro. For the veterans among your Barro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barro lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Barro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Barro in 1960 was 69, and 86 in 2004.

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