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.
Early Origins of the Barb family
The surname Barb was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barb family
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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.
Early Notables of the Barb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barb family to Ireland
Some of the Barb family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Barb family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Barb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Barb, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- James Barb, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842