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The origins of the Barben name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Barben was originally derived from a family having lived in the village of Barbon, about three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale another small town in Cumbria, England, on the River Lune.


Early Origins of the Barben family


The surname Barben was first found in Westmorland, (now known as Cumbria) where they held a family seat at Barbon Manor from ancient times. Arguably the name could have originated from Barbourne, a parish in Worcestershire and if the surname originated in southern England, it is likely from this latter source. It seems that people from both locals claim their origin of the name as distinct. Barebone (1596-1679), the London leather merchant and preacher descended from the Worcestershire parish.

Early History of the Barben family


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Barben Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barben include Barbon, Barbone, Barebone, Barebayn, Barbyn, Barbyne, Barboyn, Barboyne, Barban and many more.

Early Notables of the Barben family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Barben family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barben Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Wolf Barben, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Anna Barben, who settled in America in 1709
  • Maria Barben, who settled in America in 1709
  • Johann Adam Barben, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749

Barben Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elise Barben, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Jacob Barben, who settled in New York, NY in 1860
  • Gus Barben, who settled in Kansas in 1893

Barben Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emil Barben Sr., who settled in Kansas in 1912

Barben Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Barben, aged 42, a timber merchant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Shsannah Barben, aged 41, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Sarah Hannah Barben, aged 13, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Elizabeth Barben, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Mary Barben, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Barben (post 1700)


  • Daniel Barben (b. 1961), Swiss professor of Science, Technology and Society Studies at the Institute of Science at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

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