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Barnicle Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bernacle, barnakyll, a diminutive of bernak, from Old French bernac, a type of severe bit, which was also used as an instrument of torture; the term may have been applied as a nickname for a tamer of restive horses, for a man with an unruly temperament, or for a torturer. Alternatively, the surname may have originated as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a barnacle goose (Middle English barnakyll) in some way. Americanized spelling of German Barnickel, Barnikel, from a byname of uncertain origin for someone who was cross-eyed or suffering from an eye disease; or presumably from a personal name, a compound of Bern(o) + Nickel (pet form of Nicolaus).

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

Similar surnames: Bernick, Barnhill, Brice, Bartle, Barnick, Barnwell, Bargiel

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Where is the Barnicle family from?

You can see how Barnicle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barnicle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Barnicle families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 21 Barnicle families living in Yorkshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Barnicle's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Barnicle families in 1891.
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What did your Barnicle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Foreman Plasterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Barnicle. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Foreman Plasterer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 417 immigration records available for the last name Barnicle. 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 Cards

There are 394 military records available for the last name Barnicle. For the veterans among your Barnicle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barnicle lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Barnicle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Barnicle in 1959 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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