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The earliest origins of the name Barbary date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. The name is derived from a baptismal name meaning son of Barbara. In some instances, the name may have also been a nickname for someone, such as a Moor or Berber, who appeared to be of North African heritage. In such a case the name is a reference to the Barbary Coast of North Afri ca.

Barbary Early Origins



The surname Barbary was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barbary Spelling Variations


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Barbary Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Barbary include Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.

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Barbary Early History


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Barbary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbary research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1500, 1609, 1674 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Barbary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barbary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barbary Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barbary 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barbary or a variant listed above:

Barbary Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Barbary, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • William Barbary, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Susanna Barbary, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Barbary Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Barbary, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Alfred Barbary, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barbary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barbary (post 1700)



  • Barrie Barbary, former Australian rules footballer who played and then later coached Woodville
  • Cyrillus-Camillus Barbary (1899-2004), the last known Belgian veteran of the First World War

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. 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).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Barbary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barbary 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 6 October 2016 at 15:26.

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