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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Barnwell

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

A is for achievements, the many over a lifetime

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

N is for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

W is for warm hearted, it's you!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

L is for love, everlasting.

Notable Persons Named Barnwell

Barnwell Rhett Legge was a noteworthy human. His military service ended in 1948. Barnwell was born on July 9th, 1891. He passed away on June 7th, 1949.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Barnwell

DJ Headliner is a hip hop music disc jockey and turntablism. His most notable accomplishments were from 1988 to 1996. DJ was given the name Timothy Barnwell on July 26th, 1967 in New Jersey. DJ is also known as Headliner.


Ysaye Maria Barnwell is an a cappella, soul music, rhythm, blues, and folk music musician. She was most active from 1977 to present. Ysaye was born on February 28th, 1946.


Robert Woodward Barnwell was a from South Carolina, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Prince William's Parish, Confederate States Senator, fromSouth Carolina, Member of theSouth Carolina House of Representativesfrom Prince William's Parish, and Congress of the . Robert was born on August 10th, 1801 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He died on November 5th, 1882.


John Barnwell is a soccer player for the Bishop Auckland F.C., Arsenal F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., and Sheffield United F.C. John was born on December 24th, 1938 in High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, England.


Christopher Barnwell is an influential somebody. Christopher was born on January 6th, 1987 in Guyana.


Robert Gibbes Barnwell was a President of the South Carolina Senate, Member of the South Carolina Senate from St. Helena's Parish, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from St. Helena's Parish, Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation from South Carolina, Pre. His most notable accomplishments were from 1804 to 1805. His military service ended in 1782. Robert was born on December 21st, 1761 in Beaufort, South Carolina. He left this life on October 24th, 1814.


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Popularity of Barnwell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Barnwell U.S.
  White 61.39% 64.26%
  African American 32.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Barnwell

People with the last name Barnwell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Barnwell

  • How Popular is the name Barnwell? Barnwell is the 92,639th most popular name of all time. As a last name Barnwell was the 7,006th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Barnwell have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Barnwell in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Barnwell? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1930 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Barnwell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Barnwell is Sunday, March 10th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Barnwell born? The highest recorded use of the first name Barnwell was in 1930 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Barnwell: Your name in reverse order is Llewnrab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeblnlrw. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Barnwell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,781 people with the last name Barnwell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Barnwell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Barnwell as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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