Barby Family History

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Barby Name Meaning

Dutch: respelling of French Barbé (see Barbey). This spelling is found in areas of German settlement in North America.

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

Similar surnames: Barbey, Barbay, Carby, Barb, Darby, Barbe, Bay, Brey, Bagby, Barber

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Barby Family Origin

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Barby Family Occupations

What did your Barby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barby occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Barby's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Barby family was Boiler Maker. Agricultural Labourer, Blacking Maker and Blacksmith Master Employing 1 Man & 1 Apprentice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barby.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Blacking Maker

  • Blacksmith Master Employing 1 Man & 1 Apprentice

  • Boiler Maker


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

Barby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Barby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Barby

Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Barby. 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 Barby. For the veterans among your Barby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barby Life Expectancy

What is the average Barby lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2003, in the United States, Barby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barby in 1949 was 73, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barby 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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