Barberey is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It 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 Barberey family
The surname Barberey was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barberey family
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Barberey Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Barberey has undergone many spelling variations
, including Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Barberey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barberey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barberey were among those contributors: Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666.