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Where did the Spanish Barros family come from? What is the Spanish Barros family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barros family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barros family history?Noble surnames, such as Barros, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barros, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful country of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and, during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place names because Spain was conquered and ruled by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Barros family originally lived beside a gate or fence. The surname Barros originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barrios, de Barrios, Barrio, de Barrio, Barro, Barros, de Barros, Barroso, Barrera, de Barrera, de la Barrera, Barreda, de Barreda, Barral, Barreto, Barrientos and many more.
First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barros research. Another 409 words(29 lines of text) covering the year 1274 is included under the topic Early Barros History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 83 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: one of the most interesting figures of the sixteenth century explorers: Isabel Barreto. She was a Spanish navigator who voyaged to America in the late 1500s. In Peru she married Alvaro de Mendaña, whom she accompanied on a Pacific expedition in 1595 that led to the discovery of the Santa Cruz islands. After Mendaña's death she became Governor of the lands they had discovered. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Fernán Barrera, who sailed to America in 1512.
The Barros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barros 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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