Barberell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Barberell name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Barberell 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 Barberell family
The surname Barberell was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barberell family
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Barberell Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Barberell were recorded, including Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Barberell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barberell family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Barberell family emigrate to North America: Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666.
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