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Barney Name Meaning

habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in a marsh’. from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard.

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

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Barney Family Origin

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Barney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Gardener

    2%

In 1881, the most common Barney occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Barney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Barney family was Gardener. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barney.

Source: Census data for Barney | Data not to scale

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Barney Life Expectancy

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