Barstow Family History

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Barstow Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bairstow in West Yorkshire, probably named with Old English beger ‘berry’ + stow ‘place’. The surname is still most common in Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Barlow, Bartow, Bristow, Burston, Barrow, Harston, Baston, Barton

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Barstow Family Origin

Where is the Barstow family from?

Barstow Family Occupations

What did your Barstow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Barstow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Barstow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barstow family was Ship Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barstow.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Physician

  • Ship Carpenter


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

Barstow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Barstow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barstow 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Barstow. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Barstow. For the veterans among your Barstow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barstow Life Expectancy

What is the average Barstow lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Barstow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Barstow in 1956 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barstow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barstow 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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