Barras Family History

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Barras Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by the outworks of a fortress, Old French barrace, or a variant of Barrs. French (Midi): from an augmentative of Barre.

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

Similar surnames: Barlas, Barrs, Barra, Darras, Barre, Arras, Carras, Barrow, Barrows

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Barras Family Origin

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Barras Family Occupations

What did your Barras ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barras occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 18% of Barras's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Barras family was Coalminer. Coal Miner, Dressmaker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barras.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Dressmaker

  • Farmer

  • Coalminer


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

Barras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Barras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barras 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 Barras. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barras. For the veterans among your Barras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barras Life Expectancy

What is the average Barras lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Barras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barras in 1945 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barras

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barras 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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