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Origins of the Barnett surname

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About the Barnetts

We have a total number of 171241 records for people with the last name Barnett.

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Alternative variations of the name Barnett

Barnett, Barnet, Barnatt, Barnat, Barnitt

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Where do most Barnetts live?

In 1921, most Barnetts lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Barnetts

How common is your surname?

293rd most common surname in the UK

We have 146,000 records for the Barnett surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Barnetts most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Barnett first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Barnetts

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Barnetts in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Barnetts in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Coal Miner




Farm Labourer


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