When Abigail Barber was born on 5 January 1749, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, David J Barber, was 32 and her mother, Abigail Newcomb, was 22. She married Aaron Phelps on 8 April 1767, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 January 1791, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 42.
English: occupational name for a barber, from Middle English barb(o)ur ‘barber’ (Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’). In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’ (compare 1 above).
Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1 above).
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