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The Anglo-Saxon name Barb comes from the baptismal name meaning the son of Barbara. The name is equally often of nickname derivation and was given to a man with a heavy beard.

Barb Early Origins



The surname Barb was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barb Spelling Variations


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Barb Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Barb has appeared include Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.

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Barb Early History


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Barb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barb research. Another 411 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1229, 1500, 1795 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Barb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barb Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barb In Ireland


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Barb In Ireland



Some of the Barb family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Barb arrived in North America very early:

Barb Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Barb, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Barb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Barb landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Barb, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Barb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barb Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 October 2013 at 14:45.

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