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Barfuss Surname Meaning

German: nickname for someone who was in the habit of going unshod from Middle High German bar ‘bare naked’ + vuoz ‘foot’ or perhaps for a member of the monastic order of the Barefoot Monks.

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

Similar surnames: Beilfuss, Bross, Brause, Barnes, Baust, Barfoot, Barkus, Blaufuss

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Where is the Barfuss family from?

You can see how Barfuss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barfuss family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Barfuss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Barfuss families living in Oxfordshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Barfuss's in United Kingdom. Oxfordshire had the highest population of Barfuss families in 1891.
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What did your Barfuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Barfuss. 54% of Barfuss men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
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Census Records

There are 877 census records available for the last name Barfuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barfuss 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 278 immigration records available for the last name Barfuss. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barfuss. For the veterans among your Barfuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barfuss lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Barfuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Barfuss in 1963 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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