Barry Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beargha ‘descendant of Beargh’, a byname meaning ‘plunderer’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Báire ‘descendant of Báire’, a short form of either of two Gaelic personal names, Bairrfhionn or Fionnbharr. English, of Welsh origin: patronymic from Harry, the medieval English vernacular form of Henry, preceded by Welsh ap ‘son of’. Compare Parry. Variant spelling of Barrie 1.

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


Similar surnames: Berry, Barr, Harry, Parry, Merry, Burry, Harty, Barra, Terry, Larry

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Barry Family Origin

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Barry Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, the most common Barry occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Barry's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Barry family was Keeps House. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barry.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Barry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barry in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barry

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