Barbeau Family History

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Barbeau Name Meaning

from barbeau ‘barbel’, a type of fish, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or a nickname for a man with a sparse beard, the fish being distinguished by beardlike growths on either side of its mouth. nickname from a derivative of Old French, Occitan barbel ‘point’, ‘tooth’.

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

Similar surnames: Barbe, Barteau, Barreau, Barber, Barrett, Barba, Jarreau, Barbero

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Barbeau Family Origin

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Barbeau Family Occupations

What did your Barbeau ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Architectural Joiner pattern Maker Woodwork ( and Private Means were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Barbeau. 50% of Barbeau women worked as a Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Architectural Joiner pattern Maker Woodwork (

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barbeau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Barbeau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbeau 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbeau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barbeau. For the veterans among your Barbeau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbeau Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Barbeau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Barbeau in 1946 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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