Barbery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbery research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1500, 1609, 1674 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Barbery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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United States Barbery migration to the United States +

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

Australia Barbery migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barbery Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Barbery, (b. 1824), aged 19, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 3rd August 1843, sentenced for 10 years for stealing 2 ducks and a drake from John Reed of Camborne, transported aboard the ship "Stratheden" on 3rd August 1843 to Van Dieman's Land, Australia [1]
  • Richard Barbery, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849 [2]

  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARY ANN 1849. Retrieved from on Facebook
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