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Barr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Barr family


The surname Barr was first found in Lower Saxony, where the name Bar was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Barr family


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Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1701 is included under the topic Early Barr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barr Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bar, Barr, Barre, Bars, Barres, Ber, Baer, Berr, Baerr, Berre, Baerre, Bers, Baers, Berres and many more.

Early Notables of the Barr family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Barr family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barr Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Roger Barr, who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • Roger Barr, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Barr, who landed in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Barr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Barr, who settled in New England in 1718
  • Gabriel Barr, who settled in New Hampshire in 1720
  • Gabriel Barr, who arrived in New England in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Samuel Barr, who landed in New England in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John George Barr, who arrived in South Carolina in 1735 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Barr, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jane Barr, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Enos Barr, aged 36, who landed in Maine in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Agnes Barr, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eleanor Barr, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Barr, aged 21, who arrived in Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • William Barr, who was a fisherman in Port de Grave, Newfoundland in 1775 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Barr Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Barr, aged 25, who landed in Canada in 1811
  • David Barr, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815
  • Peter Barr, who arrived in Canada in 1820
  • Ira C Barr, who arrived in Canada in 1833
  • James Barr, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barr Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Barr, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  • Mary Barr, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PETREL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Petrel.htm
  • William Barr, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  • William Barr, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
  • Margaret Barr, aged 15, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Barr, who landed in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Barr, aged 39, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Jean Barr, aged 37, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • John Barr, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Arabella Barr, aged 16, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Barr (post 1700)


  • Harvey Scott Barr Jr. (1916-2015), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1977-1983)
  • Major-General David Goodwin Barr (1895-1970), American Commanding General Armored Center Fort Knox (1951-1952) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) David Barr. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Barr/David_Goodwin/USA.html
  • Cynthia Elizabeth Barr (b. 1971), American silver medalist swimmer at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Robert L Barr Jr. (b. 1948), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives from Georgia (1995-2003)
  • Amelia Edith Barr (1831-1919), English-born, American author
  • Roseanne Cherie Barr (b. 1952), award-winning American actress, comedienne, writer, television producer and director
  • Donna Barr (b. 1952), American comic book author and cartoonist
  • Robert McClelland Barr (1856-1930), American Major League Baseball player
  • Howard Raymond Barr (1910-2002), prominent American twentieth-century architect in Austin, Texas
  • Gladys Hutchinson Barr (1904-1976), American author, lawyer, and editor
  • ... (Another 87 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Barr family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Barr, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Catherine Symington Barr, (née Young), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Barr


  • The Family of Adam and Mary Claycomb/Barr by Stephan A. Barr.
  • The Family of Matthew Alexander Barr and Wife Nancy Turrentine Barr by Alma Fulton Kellum.
  • John Kendig Barr: His Ancestors and His Descendants by Mary Alice Burchfield.

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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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PETREL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Petrel.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 23rd November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Dirigo 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/dirigo1854.shtml.
  6. ^ South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) David Barr. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Barr/David_Goodwin/USA.html
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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