A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Barbbie, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia
, known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire
, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
and East Prussia
. The Barbbie family emerged as Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany
. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia
had incorporated East Prussia
, West Prussia
and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.
Early Origins of the Barbbie family
The surname Barbbie was first found in Brandenburg, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Barbbie family
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Barbbie Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Barbbie include Barby, Barbey, Barbie, Barbbie, Barbbey and others.
Early Notables of the Barbbie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbbie family to the New World and Oceana
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia
. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: G. Barbey, who came to San Francisco in 1850; Peter Barbey arrived in Philadelphia in 1856; Jane Barby settled in Virginia in 1656.