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Bardes Name Meaning

German: unexplained. This surname which originates from Eich in Rhineland-Palatinate is rare in Germany. French (southern) and Catalan: from a derivative of Occitan and Catalan barda Old French barde ‘pack-saddle’. French (Bardès): habitational name for someone from any of several minor places called Bard from the Gaulish element barro ‘height hill’. Catalan: topographic name from the plural of barda ‘fence’.

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


Similar surnames: Barnes, Bares, Barden, Burden, Carden, Cordes, Bordes, Valdes, Border

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You can see how Bardes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bardes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bardes families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 13 Bardes families living in Durham. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bardes's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Bardes families in 1891.
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What did your Bardes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Privatemeans was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bardes. 60% of Bardes women worked as a Privatemeans. .

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Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Privatemeans
    60%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    40%
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Passenger Lists

There are 479 immigration records available for the last name Bardes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 345 military records available for the last name Bardes. For the veterans among your Bardes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bardes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bardes in 1959 was 48, and 65 in 2004.

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