Barbour Family History

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Barbour Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: occupational name from Old French barbeor ‘barber’. Compare the English form Barber.

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


Similar surnames: Harbour, Barber, Armour, Arbour, Barbier, Badour, Barton, Larmour

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Barbour Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barbour name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    21%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Barbour Family Origin

Where is the Barbour family from?

Barbour Family Occupations

What did your Barbour ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barbour occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Barbour's were Farmers. Farmer, Joiner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barbour. A less common occupation for the Barbour family was Carter.

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Joiner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

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

Barbour Historical Records

What Barbour family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Barbour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbour 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbour. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Barbour. For the veterans among your Barbour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbour Life Expectancy

What is the average Barbour lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Barbour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Barbour in 1942 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barbour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barbour 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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