Barros Family History

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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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Barros Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barros name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barros. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


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Barros Family Origin

Where is the Barros family from?

Barros Family Occupations

What did your Barros ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barros family was Ranchero. The most common Barros occupation in the USA was Laborer. 45% of Barros's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Herder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barros.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Herder

  • Ranchero


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barros ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barros Historical Records

What Barros family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Barros Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barros ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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