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Where did the English Barron family come from? What is the English Barron family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barron family history?


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barron include Baron, Barrone, Barron, Barne, Barone and others.

First found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Plymouth. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1095 when Lefuine Baron held estates at Bury in Suffolk.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barron research. Another 299 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1508, 1455, 1487, 1722, 1705, 1726, 1715, 1718 and are included under the topic Early Barron History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Barron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barron Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Barron settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Symon Barron, aged 16, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Ellis Barron who settled in Watertown in 1640 from Waterford
  • Ellis Barron, who landed in Massachusetts in 1640
  • Elliz Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640

Barron Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizeus Barron who settled in Woodbridge New Jersey in 1705
  • Samuel Barron, who landed in Virginia in 1749
  • Oliver Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1750
  • Elias Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1750
  • Nicolas Barron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752

Barron Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Barron, who landed in New York in 1810
  • John P Barron, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • A. Barron settled in New Orleans, La., in 1820
  • Miss Barron, who arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1821
  • Joseph Barron, who arrived in New York, NY in 1828


  • James Barron (1768-1851), American naval officer, who killed Stephen Decatur in a duel
  • Francis Xavier Barron (1922-2002), American psychologist
  • William W Barron (1911-2002), American Democratic politician, governor of West Virginia from 1961-1965
  • Brigadier-General William Andros Jr. Barron (1892-1964), American Chief of Staff 1st Service Command (1943-1945)
  • Blue Barron (1913-2005), born Harry Freidman, an American orchestra leader in the 1940s and early 1950s, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Steve Barron (b. 1956), Irish-born director
  • John Barron, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Corporal Colin Fraser Barron (1895-1959), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross for his actions at at Passchendaele, Belgium on 6 November 1917
  • Andrew Barron (b. 1980), retired New Zealand association football player
  • Carl Barron (b. 1964), Australian comedian



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The Barron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barron Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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