Barnhill Family History

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Barnhill Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a barn on it, from Middle English barn ‘barn’ + hille ‘hill’, or a habitational name from a place named Barnhill, possibly the one near Broxton in Cheshire named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Barnwell, Brill, Antill, Birchall, Barnfield, Bardwell, Darnall

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Barnhill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Barnhill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Barnhill. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Barnhill Family Origin

Where is the Barnhill family from?

Barnhill Family Occupations

What did your Barnhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barnhill family was Iron Moulder. The most common Barnhill occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 20% of Barnhill's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Coml Clerk and Cotton Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barnhill.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Coml Clerk

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Iron Moulder


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

Barnhill Historical Records

What Barnhill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Barnhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnhill 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnhill. 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 Barnhill. For the veterans among your Barnhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barnhill Life Expectancy

What is the average Barnhill lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Barnhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Barnhill in 1942 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barnhill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barnhill 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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