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Barros Name Meaning

Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese: widespread habitational name from any of numerous places named with barro ‘clay’, ‘loam’.

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

Similar surnames: Barro, Baros, Barroso, Barrios, Barrow, Bairos, Banos, Bastos, Barton

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Where is the Barros family from?

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

What did your Barros ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barros. 31% of Barros men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Barros women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barros were Truck Driver and 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
  • New Worker
  • Cook
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Barros. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barros 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Barros. 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 Barros. For the veterans among your Barros ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barros lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Barros life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Barros in 1951 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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