The origins of the name Barbery are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name 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 Barbery family
The surname Barbery was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barbery family
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Barbery Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Barbery has been spelled many different ways, including Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbery family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbery family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Barberys to arrive in North America:
Barbery Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666
Barbery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Barbery, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARY ANN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849MaryAnn.htm