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

Noble surnames, such as De la barrera, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name De la barrera, 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 De la barrera family originally lived beside a gate or fence. The surname De la barrera originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier.

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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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De la barrera research. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early De la barrera History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 171 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De la barrera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De la barrera Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Pedro DeLaBarrera, who landed in Peru in 1835
  • Jeronimo DeLaBarrera, who arrived in America in 1835

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The De la barrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De la barrera 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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