Barretta Family History

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Barretta Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a diminutive of barra ‘barrier’, ‘bar’ or from Calabrian dialect barretta ‘cap’.

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

Similar surnames: Barbetta, Barrette, Barrett, Barretto, Barletta, Carretta, Barreto

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Barretta Family Origin

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Barretta Family Occupations

What did your Barretta ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Barretta occupation in the UK was Grocer. 33% of Barretta's were Grocers. A less common occupation for the Barretta family was Traveller & Grocer. Grocer and Railway Spring Maker Unemp (Carr) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Barretta.

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  • Grocer

  • Railway Spring Maker Unemp (Carr)

  • Traveller & Grocer


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

Barretta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Barretta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barretta 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 707 immigration records available for the last name Barretta. 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 352 military records available for the last name Barretta. For the veterans among your Barretta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barretta Life Expectancy

What is the average Barretta lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Barretta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Barretta in 1962 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barretta

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barretta 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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