Barbes is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the baptismal name meaning the son of Barbara
. The name is equally often of nickname
derivation and was given to a man with a heavy beard.
Early Origins of the Barbes family
The surname Barbes was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barbes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbes research.Another 411 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1229, 1500, 1795 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Barbes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barbes Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Barbes has been recorded under many different variations, including Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.
Early Notables of the Barbes family (pre 1700)
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barbes family to Ireland
Some of the Barbes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barbes family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Barbes or a variant listed above:
Barbes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F Barbes, aged 36, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1861 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)