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Barreto Surname Meaning

Portuguese: metonymic occupational name for a cap maker from barreto ‘cap’. This surname is also found in western India where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Spanish: of Portuguese origin (see 1 above) or possibly a derivative of bara ‘crowbar’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barrett, Barre, Barrero, Garret, Barretto, Barreca, Barrera, Barreau

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Where is the Barreto family from?

You can see how Barreto families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barreto family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Barreto families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Barreto families living in Lancashire. This was about 62% of all the recorded Barreto's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Barreto families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barreto surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barreto ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Barreto. 100% of Barreto women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Barreto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barreto census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barreto. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barreto. For the veterans among your Barreto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barreto lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Barreto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barreto in 1954 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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