The name Barbain belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the village of Barbon
, about three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale another small town in Cumbria
, on the River Lune.
Early Origins of the Barbain family
The surname Barbain was first found in Westmorland
, (now known as Cumbria) where they held a family seat
at Barbon Manor from ancient times. Arguably the name could have originated from Barbourne, a parish in Worcestershire
and if the surname originated in southern England
, it is likely from this latter source. It seems that people from both locals claim their origin of the name as distinct. Barebone (1596-1679), the London leather merchant and preacher descended from the Worcestershire
Early History of the Barbain family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbain research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1301, 1494, 1569, 1589, 1690, 1596, 1679, 1653, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Barbain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barbain Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Barbain include Barbon, Barbone, Barebone, Barebayn, Barbyn, Barbyne, Barboyn, Barboyne, Barban and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbain family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbain family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Barbain were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Marie Barbant, who came to Quebec in 1666; Joh Wolf Barben, who arrived in America in 1709; Anna Barben, who settled in America in 1709; Maria Barben, who came to America in 1709.