What does the name Barnes mean?
There are two major hypothesised origins of the Barnes surname, thought to be English and Scottish. Firstly, Barnes is a locational surname, relating to people from one of the number of places named 'Barnes' or 'Bearn'. The surname Barnes can also be topographical, given to someone who lives at or near a barn and their descendants.
The earliest occurrence of the Barnes surname in our family history documents is from 1415, and we currently have 2,055,131 records where Barnes appears.
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Typical jobs for Barneses
Hard-working people, the Barneses. 2081 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Barneses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Barnes in Lancashire.
Barneses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Barneses were angels, apparently. We found 2160 in criminal records.
Barneses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 3191 Barneses served in the First World War.