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Barefoot Surname Meaning

English: from Middle English bare-fot ‘with bare feet barefooted’ (Old English bær ‘bare naked’ + fōt) a nickname for someone who was in the habit of going about his business unshod or used to signify friars pilgrims and those doing penance. In some instances possibly also an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Barfuss the very rare North German variant Barfoth the Danish cognates Barfod and Barfoed or Dutch Berrevoets and Bervoets.

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


Similar surnames: Barfoot, Crofoot, Barrett, Bareford, Barton, Harford, Bebout

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Where is the Barefoot family from?

You can see how Barefoot families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barefoot family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barefoot families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 55 Barefoot families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Barefoot's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Barefoot families in 1891.
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What did your Barefoot ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Barefoot. 25% of Barefoot men worked as a Builders Labourer and 87% of Barefoot women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barefoot were Civil Servant (clerk) and Private Means. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    25%
  • Bricklayer
    25%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    25%
  • Civil Servant (clerk)
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Private Means
    4%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Barefoot. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barefoot 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 865 immigration records available for the last name Barefoot. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Barefoot. For the veterans among your Barefoot ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barefoot lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barefoot life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Barefoot in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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