Origins Available: French
The surname Barbbey 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 Africa.
Early Origins of the Barbbey family
The surname Barbbey was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat
since very early times.
Early History of the Barbbey family
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Barbbey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Barbeyrac, Barbérac, Barbeillerac, Barberac, Barberrac, Barbeyrat, Barbérat, Barbeillerat, Barberat, Barberrat, Barberaque, Barberraque, Barbeyraque, Barbérac, Barbeilleraque, Barberracques, Barbey, Barbbey, Barbé, Barbée, Barbbé, Barbbée, Barbeille, Barbet and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Barberat who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754; and G. Barbey, who settled in San Francisco in 1852.
The Barbbey Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Honestate pulchritude
Motto Translation: Honesty, beauty