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The name Barron is an occupational surname, deriving from word for the title of a Baron. The surname Barron was also applied as a nickname to a person with a regal or dignified bearing reminiscent of a baron. The Gaelic form of the name Barron is Barún.

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The surname Barron was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, where they were granted lands by Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, for their assistance on his invasion of Ireland.

Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name Barron revealed many spelling variations including Barron, Baron, Barone, Barrone and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barron research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1500, 1610, 1696, 1607, 1651 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Barron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family up to this time was Bonaventure Baron, O.F.M., (1610-1696), Irish Franciscan friar who was a noted theologian, philosopher, teacher and writer of Latin prose and verse; and his...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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In the mid-19th century, Ireland experienced one of the worst periods in its entire history. During this decade in order to ease the pressure of the soil, which was actually depleted by the effects of the previous years' grain crops, landowners forced tenant farmers and peasants onto tiny plots of land that barely provided the basic sustenance a family required. Conditions were worsened, though, by the population of the country, which was growing fast to roughly eight million. So when the Great Potato Famine of the mid-1840s hit, starvation and diseases decimated the population. Thousands of Irish families left the country for British North America and the United States. The new immigrants were often accommodated either in the opening western frontiers or as cheap unskilled labor in the established centers. In early passenger and immigration lists there are many immigrants bearing the name Barron:

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 County Waterford, Ireland
  • Ellis Barron, who landed in Massachusetts in 1640
  • Elliz Barron, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1640
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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
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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
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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, Newfoundland 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
  • Mary Barron, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822
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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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Barron Historic Events



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Jack Barron, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. William Barron, British Petty Officer Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortuna juvat audaces
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the brave

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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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