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The surname Barron was first found in Baron, near Caen, Normandy. "William de Baron, son of Aiulph de Foro, was an early benefactor to Ardennes Abbey Normandy." [1] The family landed in Devon shortly after the Conquest where Richard le Baron held one and a half fee there in 1165. [1] While this early record follows the first Norman landing in Britain, we found another earlier record in 1095 when Lefuine Baron held estates at Bury in Suffolk. [2] Later records at Sotterley in Suffolk listed the following: "The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at 10, and in the gift of Frederick Barne, Esq., whose ancestor, Sir George Barne, was lord mayor of London in the time of Edward VI." [3] Geoffrey le Barun was listed in the Assize Rolls of Hampshire in 1236 and a few years later John Barn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Richard le Baron in Devon; and Geoffrey le Barun in Oxfordshire. [4]

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barron include Baron, Barrone, Barron, Barne, Barone and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barron research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1508, 1455, 1487, 1722, 1705, 1726, 1715, 1718 and are included under the topic Early Barron History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Barron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Robert Barron settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Symon Barron, aged 16, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Ellis Barron who settled in Watertown in 1640 from Waterford
  • Ellis Barron, who landed in Massachusetts in 1640
  • Elliz Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640


Barron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Elizeus Barron who settled in Woodbridge New Jersey in 1705
  • Samuel Barron, who landed in Virginia in 1749
  • Oliver Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1750
  • Elias Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1750
  • Nicolas Barron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752


Barron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Alexander Barron, who landed in New York in 1810
  • John P Barron, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • A. Barron settled in New Orleans, La., in 1820
  • Miss Barron, who arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1821
  • Joseph Barron, who arrived in New York, NY in 1828


Barron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Laurence Barron settled in Placentia, Newfoundland in 1794

Barron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Martin Barron from Kilkenny, was married in St. John's in 1803
  • John Barron, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Robert Barron, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1820
  • Bridget Barron, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1821
  • Peter Barron, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828


Barron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Barron, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Donald Barron, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson"
  • Mary Barron, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"
  • Robert Barron, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"

Barron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • George Barron landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • H. W. Barron arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • John Barron, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Mary Barron, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Amelia J. Barron, aged 8 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875


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  • Blue Barron (1913-2005), born Harry Freidman, an American orchestra leader in the 1940s and early 1950s, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Brigadier-General William Andros Jr. Barron (1892-1964), American Chief of Staff 1st Service Command (1943-1945)
  • John T. Barron, American politician, U.S. Consul in SAINT John's, 1897
  • John W. Barron, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Branford, 1937-40
  • Lowell Barron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000, 2004
  • Michael Barron, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Orion P. Barron, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Monroe, Michigan, 1937, 1939
  • Patrice Barron, American Democrat politician, Candidate for justice of Texas State Supreme Court, 1996
  • Paul T. Barron, American politician, Mayor of Midland, Texas, 1923-25
  • Stanley Barron, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 11th District, 1958, 1962

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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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