Barritt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the Barritt family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. Barritt is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Barritt family

The surname Barritt was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the village of Charente in the arrondissement de Chatelle Rault.

Important Dates for the Barritt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barritt research. Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barritt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barritt Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Baratte, Barate, Barat, Barrat, Barat, Baraud, Barraud, Barrault, Barault, Bareau, Barreau, Barau, Barrau, Barou, Barrou, Barot, Barrot, Barott, Barrott, Barrotte, Barotte, Barratt, Barrat, Baratt, Barre, Barry, Barrett, Barrette, Barret, Barett, Barrit, Barritt, Barritte, Barre and many more.

Early Notables of the Barritt family (pre 1700)

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Barritt migration to the United States

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Barritt has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Barritt were

Barritt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mary Barritt, who landed in Virginia in 1726 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barritt (post 1700)

  • Thomas Barritt (1743-1820), British antiquary
  • Brian Sydney Barritt (1934-2011), English author, artist and counter-culture figure
  • Ian Barritt (b. 1944), British actor, known for The Buddha of Suburbia (1993), Love Potion (1987) and The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1990)
  • Bradley "Brad" Barritt (b. 1986), South African-born, English rugby union player
  • Barritt Galloway, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 5th District, 1926 [2]

Historic Events for the Barritt family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. John Robert Gardiner Barritt, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [3]

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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 11) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from
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