Barfknecht Family History

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Barfknecht Name Meaning

most probably a nickname from Middle Low German berve (bederve, modern bieder) ‘honest’, ‘trustworthy’ + knecht ‘vassal’, ‘man’, ‘servant’. alternatively perhaps a variant of Barbknecht, an occupational name or nickname for a barber’s assistant, from Barb(ier) ‘barber’ + knecht ‘servant’.

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

Similar surnames: Bauknecht, Knecht, Hausknecht, Holzknecht, Schuknecht, Barnicle

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Barfknecht Family Origin

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Barfknecht Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Barfknecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Barfknecht's were Farmers. Farmer and Works In Saw Mill were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Barfknecht.

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  • Farmer

  • Works In Saw Mill


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Barfknecht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Barfknecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barfknecht 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 266 immigration records available for the last name Barfknecht. 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 274 military records available for the last name Barfknecht. For the veterans among your Barfknecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barfknecht Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Barfknecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Barfknecht in 1957 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

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