Barbee Family History

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Barbee Name Meaning

Dutch: variant of Barbe or French Barbé (see Barbay).

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

Similar surnames: Barbey, Barben, Barbre, Barzee, Barbe, Barbay, Parlee, Barnes, Barber

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Barbee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barbee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barbee. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Barbee Family Origin

Where is the Barbee family from?

Barbee Family Occupations

What did your Barbee ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bricklayer, Brass Founder and Engine Fitter At Works were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barbee. The most common Barbee occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 40% of Barbee's were Bricklayers. A less common occupation for the Barbee family was Iron Moulder.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Brass Founder

  • Engine Fitter At Works

  • Iron Moulder


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

Barbee Historical Records

What Barbee family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Barbee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbee 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 Barbee. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Barbee. For the veterans among your Barbee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbee Life Expectancy

What is the average Barbee lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Barbee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barbee in 1947 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barbee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barbee 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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