Barbe Family History

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Barbe Name Meaning

French: nickname for someone with a beard, Old French barbe (Latin barba). French: from the female personal name, French form of Barbara. German: from Middle High German barbe, the name of a species of fish resembling the carp; hence by metonymy an occupational name for a fisherman or fish dealer, or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish in some way.

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

Similar surnames: Barre, Barber, Barbo, Garbe, Babe, Barba, Barge, Garb, Taube, Barbeau

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Barbe Family Origin

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Barbe Family Occupations

What did your Barbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barbe family was Housekeeper. Artists Colourman Employing 14 Men & 11 Boys, Commercial French Clerk and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barbe. The most common Barbe occupation in the UK was Artists Colourman Employing 14 Men & 11 Boys. 17% of Barbe's were Artists Colourman Employing 14 Men & 11 Boyss.

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  • Artists Colourman Employing 14 Men & 11 Boys

  • Commercial French Clerk

  • Dressmaker

  • Housekeeper


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

Barbe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Barbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbe 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 Barbe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 880 military records available for the last name Barbe. For the veterans among your Barbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbe Life Expectancy

What is the average Barbe lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Barbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Barbe in 1951 was 38, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barbe 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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