Barrell Family History

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Barrell Name Meaning

from Old French baril ‘barrel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a cooper or a nickname for a fat man or an immoderate drinker. habitational name from Barwell in Leicestershire, named with Old English bar ‘wild boar’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Gorrell, Burrell, Carrell, Garrell, Bardwell, Barrett, Barela

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Barrell Family Origin

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Barrell Family Occupations

What did your Barrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barrell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Barrell's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barrell. A less common occupation for the Barrell family was Carman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carman


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

Barrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Barrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrell 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 Barrell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Barrell. For the veterans among your Barrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Barrell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Barrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Barrell in 1950 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barrell 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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