Barnhart Family History

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Barnhart Name Meaning

Dutch: from the personal name Barnhart, Dutch form of Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Barnhard, Bernhard, Arnhart, Barnhardt, Burkhart, Bernat, Barna

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Barnhart Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barnhart name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Barnhart Family Origin

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Barnhart Family Occupations

What did your Barnhart ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barnhart family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnhart. The most common Barnhart occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Barnhart's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Barnhart Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Barnhart. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnhart 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnhart. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Barnhart. For the veterans among your Barnhart ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnhart Life Expectancy

What is the average Barnhart lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barnhart life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Barnhart in 1940 was 65, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barnhart

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barnhart 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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