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Barter Name Meaning

English: unflattering nickname from Middle English baratour ‘brawler wrangler; cheat deceiver’ (Old French barateor barateur). Swiss German: occupational name for a maker of axes used by butchers and soldiers or knights from Middle High German barte ‘axe’.

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


Similar surnames: Carter, Marter, Bater, Barber, Easter, Baker, Baxter, Barner, Barker

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Where is the Barter family from?

You can see how Barter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barter families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 507 Barter families living in London. This was about 17% of all the recorded Barter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Barter families in 1891.
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What did your Barter 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 Barter. 12% of Barter men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Barter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barter were Retired and Housewife. .

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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
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Barter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barter 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Barter. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Barter. For the veterans among your Barter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barter lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Barter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Barter in 1943 was 42, and 64 in 2004.

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