Barrus Family History

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Barrus Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Barrows.

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

Similar surnames: Barris, Burrus, Barkus, Barras, Barrons, Burrous, Farris, Bachus

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Barrus Family Origin

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Barrus Family Occupations

What did your Barrus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barrus family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barrus. The most common Barrus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Barrus's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Barrus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Barrus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrus 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 790 immigration records available for the last name Barrus. 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 855 military records available for the last name Barrus. For the veterans among your Barrus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barrus Life Expectancy

What is the average Barrus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barrus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barrus in 1944 was 49, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barrus 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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