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Barron Surname Meaning

Scottish: status name from Scots baron which in the Highlands denoted a small proprietary landholder. In Angus it alluded specifically to a tenant of one of the small baronies attached to the Abbey of Coupar Angus. The surname was taken by Scottish migrants to Ulster. Compare Baron . Scottish: shortened form of McBarron from Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bharain ‘son of the baron’. See Baron and 1 above. Irish: from Mac an Bharúin. In Ireland this is the name of a family that is a late offshoot of the northern family of O'Neill . Irish and Manx: from Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of bior ‘stake spit spear’. See Barnes 3 and Barrington . Spanish: augmentative of Barro . Spanish (Barrón): habitational name from Barrón in Biscay or in some cases a variant of Barón ‘baron’ (see Baron ).7: French: variant of Baron ‘baron’.

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


Similar surnames: Baron, Barrow, Marron, Barton, Bacon, Bardon, Baro, Banton, Pardon

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Where is the Barron family from?

You can see how Barron families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barron family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barron families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 634 Barron families living in Yorkshire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Barron's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Barron families in 1891.
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What did your Barron ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Barron. 9% of Barron men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Barron women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barron were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Barron. For the veterans among your Barron ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barron lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barron life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Barron in 1944 was 23, and 73 in 2004.

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