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Barbet Surname History

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Early Origins of the Barbet family

The surname Barbet was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Barbet family

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Barbet Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Barbet has appeared include Barbot, Barbott, Barbotte, Babelot, Barbette, Berbotte and many more.

Early Notables of the Barbet family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Barbet family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Barbet arrived in North America very early:

Barbet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Barbet, who settled in Maryland in 1743
  • John Barbet, who arrived in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1751

Barbet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. Barbet, who settled in New Orleans in 1839
  • Gasar Barbet, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893

Barbet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Barbet, who settled in Quebec in 1659

Contemporary Notables of the name Barbet (post 1700)

  • Barbet Schroeder (b. 1941), Franco-Swiss film director and producer

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