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From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Barbara. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Barbara family lived in the Veneto region of Italy.

Barbara Early Origins



The surname Barbara was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Barbara Spelling Variations


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Barbara Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Barbaro, Barbara, Barabari, Barbarino, Barbarella, Barbarelli, Barbarotti and many more.

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Barbara Early History


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Barbara Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbara research. Another 445 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1410, 1443, 1453, 1485, 1491, 1500, 1550, 1552, 1660, 1788 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Barbara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barbara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barbara Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbara Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barbara Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Barbara, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Barbara Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Maria Barbara, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Anna Barbara, who landed in New York in 1709

Barbara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Barbara, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820
  • Magin Barbara, aged 21, landed in New Orleans, La in 1838
  • Mr. Barbara, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Antonio Barbara, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Antonio Barbara, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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    The Barbara Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barbara 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 15 December 2015 at 12:35.

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