Barksdale Family History

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Barksdale Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. It looks like an English place name, but no such place is known in the British Isles. It may be an Americanized form of an original in some other language.

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

Similar surnames: Barnicle, Baxendale, Martindale, Langdale, Dinsdale, Truesdale

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Barksdale Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barksdale name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Barksdale Family Origin

Where is the Barksdale family from?

Barksdale Family Occupations

What did your Barksdale ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Barksdale occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Barksdale's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barksdale family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barksdale.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Barksdale Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Barksdale. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barksdale 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Barksdale. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Barksdale. For the veterans among your Barksdale ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barksdale Life Expectancy

What is the average Barksdale lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Barksdale life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Barksdale in 1942 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barksdale

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barksdale 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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