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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



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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    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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