Barbar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname is one of the most ancient names that came Medieval French society. It was a Norman name for a person who was a barber having derived from the Old French word barbe, meaning whisker and it refers to a person who was in the business of cutting hair and shaving men's beards. In some cases the name may have also been derived from a nickname for a man with a heavy beard.

Early Origins of the Barbar family

The surname Barbar was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from very ancient times.

Important Dates for the Barbar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbar research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1143, 1258, 1430, 1500, 1575, 1614, 1647, 1674, 1689, 1699, 1714, 1765, 1771, 1805, 1825, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Barbar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barbar Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Barbar is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Barbier, Barbbier, le Barbier, la Barbier, de Barbier, Barbierre, Barbière, Barbiere, la Barbière, la Barbierre, le Barbierre, Barrbier, Barrebier, Baurbier, Baurbierre and many more.

Early Notables of the Barbar family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Louis Barbier (1593-1670), known as Abbé de la Rivière, a French clergyman, Bishop of Langres in 1655 who made a fortune by...
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Barbar migration to the United States

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Barbar surname were

Barbar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Fra Barbar, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Randall Barbar, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 [1]
  • John Barbar, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [1]
  • Robert Barbar, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1699 [1]
Barbar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Barbar, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1705 [1]
  • Anne Barbar, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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