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The ancient Scottish name Barber was first used by someone who worked as a medieval barber who not only cut hair and gave shaves, but also practiced surgery and pulled teeth.

Barber Early Origins



The surname Barber was first found in Northumberland, and Cumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barber Spelling Variations


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Barber Spelling Variations



In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Barber has appeared as Barbour, Barber,Barberton and others.

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Barber Early History


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Barber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barber research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1316, 1395, 1410, and 1603 are included under the topic Early Barber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barber Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barber Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barber In Ireland


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Barber In Ireland



Some of the Barber family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Among them:

Barber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Barber, who landed in Virginia in 1620
  • Ann Barber, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Henry Barber, who came to Virginia in 1623
  • Susan Barber, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • George Barber who arrived in Virginia in 1635, aboard the "Transport," and was later a freeman of Dedham, MA
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Riehd Barber, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • William Barber, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Tho Barber, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Anne Barber, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Anna Barber, aged 9, arrived in New York in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Barber, who landed in America in 1812
  • Pablo Barber, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1820
  • William A Barber, who landed in New York in 1822
  • Eliza Barber, aged 22, arrived in America in 1822
  • Joseph Barber, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barber Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Barber, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Clemt Barber, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Francis Barber, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Jane Barber, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Joseph Barber, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barber Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Barber, who was the owner of a fishing room at Old Perlican and at Grates Cove, Newfoundland in 1800
  • Robert Barber from Galloway, Scotland, who was a bookkeeper of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1804. "Barber's Island" and "Barbour's Head" are places in Newfoundland
  • Thomas Barber, who arrived in Canada in 1815
  • Thomas Barber, aged 35, a tailor, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Janet Barber, aged 38, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Barber arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839
  • Elizabeth Barber arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839
  • Henry Barber, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Samuel Barber, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • James Barber, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barber Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Barber landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Thomas Barber landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Barber landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Walter Barber, aged 20, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Jane Barber, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barber (post 1700)



  • Steven William "Shawn" Barber (b. 1975), former American NFL football linebacker who played from 1998 to 2007
  • Shawnacy Campbell "Shawn" Barber (1994-2015), Canadian two-time gold pole vaulter, world title holder at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics and at the 2015 Pan American Games
  • Miller Barber (1931-2013), American PGA professional golfer who played in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Brigadier-General Henry Anson Barber (1896-1956), American Deputy to G-3, Headquarters, Army Ground Forces (1948-1949)
  • Brigadier-General Edward Barber (1900-1965), American Deputy Commandant of the Air War College (1948-1949)
  • Wilfred C. Barber, American journalist who won the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence
  • Andrea Barber (b. 1976), American actor
  • Benjamin Barber (b. 1939), American political scientist
  • Samuel Barber (1910-1981), American composer
  • Red Barber (1908-1992), American journalist
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Barber Historic Events


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Barber Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Daniel Mark Barber (b. 1961), American Specialist 4th Class from Flagstaff, Arizona, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Barber, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. James Barber (1874-1914), Canadian Miner from New Annan, Nova Scotia, Canada who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Constance Barber, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Ellen "Nellie" Barber, aged 26, English First Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 6

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Suggested Readings for the name Barber


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Suggested Readings for the name Barber



  • Ancestors and Descendants of Maj. Hezekiah Barber by Irene Marshall Barber.
  • Barber Grandparen.
  • : 125 Kings, 143 Generations by Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard.

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Motto


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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: Nihilo nisi cruce
Motto Translation: Nothing, but the cross.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Barber Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barber 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 25 September 2016 at 17:21.

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