Miriam Barnett was born about 1842, in Kutno, Łódź, Poland as the daughter of Moshe Mordechai Barnett. She married Joseph Israel Cohen in 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Toxteth Park St Michael, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 23 May 1915, in Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74, and was buried in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom.
English: habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn, to set light to’).
English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): this surname has been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews in the English-speaking world, perhaps as an Anglicized form of a vaguely similar Jewish name such as Baruch .