When Freeman Martin Barber was born on 8 October 1806, in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Alexander Barber, was 32 and his mother, Rachel Kilbourn, was 28. He married Mary Ethelinda Griswold about 1828. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 December 1859, in East Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in East Elba, Elba, Genesee, New York, United States.
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).