Barra Family History

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Barra Name Meaning

Southern Italian: probably a topographic name from Sicilian bharra ‘bar’, ‘barrier’ or a habitational name from a place named with this word. Galician: habitational name from places named Barra, in the provinces of Lugo and Ourense. Southern French: dialect variant of Barre. Hungarian: from the personal name Barna, short form of Barnabás, Hungarian equivalent of Barnaby.

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


Similar surnames: Barr, Barca, Barre, Barna, Bara, Marra, Parra, Borra, Barba, Basa

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Barra Family Origin

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Barra Family Occupations

What did your Barra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barra. 32% of Barra men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Barra women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barra were Salesman and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Coal Miner
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%

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

Barra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Barra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barra 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 Barra. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barra. For the veterans among your Barra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barra Life Expectancy

What is the average Barra lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Barra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Barra in 1951 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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