Barbera Family History

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Barbera Name Meaning

Southern Italian: derogatory nickname from barbera ‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman. Catalan (Barberà): habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum ‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (see Barbaro).

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

Similar surnames: Barber, Barbara, Barbero, Barbieri, Barbier, Barra, Barrera, Arber

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Barbera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barbera name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Barbera Family Origin

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Barbera Family Occupations

What did your Barbera ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barbera occupation in the UK was No Profession. 100% of Barbera's were No Professions.

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  • No Profession


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Barbera Historical Records

What Barbera family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Barbera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbera 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbera. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barbera. For the veterans among your Barbera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbera Life Expectancy

What is the average Barbera lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barbera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barbera in 1940 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barbera 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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