Barrs Family History

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Barrs Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by one or more barriers or obstructions, from a plural or possessive form of Barr 2. metonymic occupational name for a maker of bars, or perhaps a nickname for a tall, thin man. See Barr 4.

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

Similar surnames: Barr, Barre, Baris, Barras, Baars, Baros, Bares, Barra, Boros, Barts

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Barrs Family Origin

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Barrs Family Occupations

What did your Barrs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Postman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Barrs. 3% of Barrs men worked as a Postman and 42% of Barrs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barrs were Incapacitated and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Postman
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barrs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Barrs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barrs 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 Barrs. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Barrs. For the veterans among your Barrs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barrs Life Expectancy

What is the average Barrs lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Barrs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Barrs in 1956 was 43, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barrs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barrs 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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