Barbera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Barbera, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barbera, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region 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 by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Barbera family lived in the region of Barbarius, in the province of Tarragona.

Early Origins of the Barbera family

The surname Barbera was first found in Castile, prominent among the medieval Christian kingdoms of Spain.

Early History of the Barbera family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbera research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1127, 1394, 1529, 1539, 1590, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Barbera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barbera Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barba, Barbo, Barbado, Barbada, de Barbada, Barbachano, Barbadillo, Barbón, Barbon, Barbosa, Barboso, Barbero, Barbera, Barberán, Barberan, Barbería, Barberia, Barbasán and many more.

Early Notables of the Barbera family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were thirteenth century Castilian landowner Pelayo Barbero; Martín de Barbada, knight of the Reconquest, who died in 1394 during an unsuccessful attempt to capture Granada; Lope de Barba Figueroa, made a Knight of St. John...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barbera migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barbera Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Barbera, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
Barbera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ramon Barbera, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Pedro Barbera, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan Barbera, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]
  • Maria Barbera, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1837 [1]
  • Magin Barbera, aged 21, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Barbera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angela Barbera, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States, in 1902
  • Andres Barbera, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Beatrice Barbera, aged 29, who immigrated to America from S. Marco Cavoti, Italy, in 1906
  • Caterina Barbera, aged 25, who landed in America from Brescia, Italy, in 1907
  • Angela Barbera, aged 26, who landed in America from Campobello, Trapani, Italy, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Barbera (post 1700)

  • John La Barbera, American musical composer and arranger
  • Angelo Barbera, American bass player
  • Joseph Roland Barbera (1911-2006), American seven-time Academy Award and eight-time Emmy Award winning cartoonist, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera, the most successful television animation studio
  • Camillo Gioja Barbera, Italian painter from the 1800s

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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