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Origins of the Barnstable surname

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About the Barnstables

We have a total number of 950 records for people with the last name Barnstable.

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Where do most Barnstables live?

In 1921, most Barnstables lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Barnstables

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 766 records for the Barnstable surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Barnstables most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Barnstables.

What are the most common Barnstable first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Barnstables

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

Common Female occupations for Barnstables in 1921
Farmers Daughter


Farmers Wife




House Keeper


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Barnstables in 1921




Farmers Son


Agricultural Labourer




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