Barry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name is originally of Norman origin, deriving from the old French word "barri," meaning "rampart;" though, it is also thought that a small number of bearers of this name come from the Gaelic names "ó Beargha," or "ó Báire."

Early Origins of the Barry family

The surname Barry was first found in Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster. "The Barrys were amongst the earliest Anglo-Norman settlers in Ireland, and have held large possessions in the county of Cork ever since the reign of Henry II. They had immense possessions, and their chief seat, Castle Lyons, vied in splendor with the most celebrated mansions in the South of Ireland. Their early residences at Barryscourt and Buttevant were also extensive and strong. " [1]

Phillip de Barry ( fl. 1183), was a warrior, the son of William de Barry, by Angharat, uterine sister of Robert Fitz-Stephen. "Having received from his uncle a grant of three cantreds in his own half of 'the kingdom of Cork,' viz. Olethan (north of Cork), afterwards 'Barrymore,' Muskerry Donegan (round Baltimore), and Killede, he came to Ireland at the end of February 1183, accompanied by his brother Gerald and their followers, to take possession and to assist his uncle Fitz-Stephen. " [2]

Important Dates for the Barry family

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Barry Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barry, Barrie, Barre, de Barri, Barrey, Barree and many more.

Early Notables of the Barry family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was David Fitz-James de Barry, 18th Baron Barry, 5th Viscount Buttevant (c. 1550-1617), an Irish peer; "Lo" (James) Barry (ca. 1591), considered to be the first Irish dramatist: David Barry, Earl of Barrymore (1605-1642), a soldier killed in the war of...
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Barry migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Barry, who landed in Virginia in 1622 [3]
  • Clement Barry, who landed in St Christopher in 1633 [3]
  • Clement Barry, aged 22, who arrived in St Christopher in 1633 [3]
  • Garratt Barry, who settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Garratt Barry, who landed in Virginia in 1651 [3]
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Barry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Barry, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [3]
  • John Barry, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • William Barry, who settled in South Carolina in 1716
  • Jean Barry, aged 33, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
  • Charles Barry, who arrived in Virginia in 1720 [3]
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Barry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francis Barry, who arrived in America in 1802 [3]
  • Ann Barry, who arrived in America in 1806 [3]
  • Elnr Barry, who landed in America in 1806 [3]
  • Lawrence Barry, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1812 [3]
  • Betsey Barry, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1813 [3]
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Barry migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barry Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. François Barry, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 4th April 1644 [4]
Barry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Barry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Barry, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Mr. Lewis Barry U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [5]
  • Mr. Samuel Barry U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 387 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [5]
  • Mr. Thomas Barry U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [5]
Barry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Barry, from Waterglass Hill, County Cork, was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1803 [6]
  • Fanny and John Barry both of whom arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Edmond Barry, aged 41, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • Fanny Barry, aged 19, who landed in Canada in 1823
  • John Barry, aged 32, who arrived in Canada in 1823
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Barry migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Barry, a bricklayer, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Alexander Barry, a cabinet-maker, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Edmund Barry, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [7]
  • Honora Barry, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846 [7]
  • Thomas Barry, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846 [8]
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Barry migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Barry, aged 29, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Richard Barry, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • William Barry, aged 31, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Margaret Barry, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Edward Barry, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barry (post 1700)

  • Roger Graham Barry (1935-2018), English-born, American geographer and climatologist who was awarded a Founders Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 2007
  • Dave Barry (b. 1947), American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005 and who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • Patricia Barry (1922-2016), née White, an American actress
  • William Taylor Sullivan Barry (1821-1868), American Democrat politician, Member of Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1849-51, 1855; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1853-55 [9]
  • William Taylor Barry (1784-1835), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1807, 1814 [9]
  • William R. Barry, American Republican politician, Candidate for Massachusetts Governor's Council 8th District, 1948 [9]
  • William M. Barry, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1901, 1903 [9]
  • William J. Barry, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1921-22 [9]
  • William Henry Barry (b. 1878), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Nashua, New Hampshire, 1911-14; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire,1916 (member, Credentials Committee); Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1922, 1924 [9]
  • William Francis Barry Jr. (1900-1967), American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1923-27; Speaker of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1925-27 [9]
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Historic Events for the Barry family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Fred Barry, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [10]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Edward Barry, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [11]
  • Mr. W. Barry, Irish Fireman from Dublin, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [11]
RMS Titanic
  • Miss Julia Barry (d. 1912), aged 26, American Third Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [12]

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Citations

  1. ^ Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BRITANNIA 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Britannia.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1846. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Canton.htm
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, July 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  12. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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