Barret Family History

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Barret Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Barrett. French: from a diminutive of Barre.

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

Similar surnames: Garret, Barnet, Barren, Carrel, Barrett, Barras, Barlet, Barratt

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Barret Family Origin

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Barret Family Occupations

What did your Barret ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barret family was Farm Labourer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barret. The most common Barret occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Barret's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer


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

Barret Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Barret. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barret 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Barret. 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 Barret. For the veterans among your Barret ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barret Life Expectancy

What is the average Barret lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Barret life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Barret in 1956 was 82, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barret

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barret 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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