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Barroso Name Meaning

Galician and Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay or loamy soil from barroso ‘clayey loamy’ (from barro ‘loam’).

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

Similar surnames: Barros, Barrero, Barro, Baros, Barras, Barrows, Barrow, Barrs

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Where is the Barroso family from?

You can see how Barroso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barroso family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Barroso families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Barroso families living in Arizona. This was about 9% of all the recorded Barroso's in USA. Arizona and 2 other states had the highest population of Barroso families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barroso surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barroso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Jornalero and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barroso. 40% of Barroso men worked as a Jornalero and 100% of Barroso women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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

  • Jornalero
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Barroso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barroso 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barroso. 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 202 military records available for the last name Barroso. For the veterans among your Barroso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barroso lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Barroso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Barroso in 1956 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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