The name Barbian first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the village of Barbon
, about three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale another small town in Cumbria
, on the River Lune.
Early Origins of the Barbian family
The surname Barbian was first found in Westmorland
, (now known as Cumbria) where they held a family seat
at Barbon Manor from ancient times. Arguably the name could have originated from Barbourne, a parish in Worcestershire
and if the surname originated in southern England
, it is likely from this latter source. It seems that people from both locals claim their origin of the name as distinct. Barebone (1596-1679), the London leather merchant and preacher descended from the Worcestershire
Early History of the Barbian family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbian research.Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1301, 1494, 1569, 1589, 1690, 1596, 1679, 1653, 1698, 1690 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Barbian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barbian 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 Barbian has appeared include Barbon, Barbone, Barebone, Barebayn, Barbyn, Barbyne, Barboyn, Barboyne, Barban and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbian family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Praise-God Barebone (1596-1679), a London leather merchant who became a noted preacher and a member of the parliament set up... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbian Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barbian 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 Barbian arrived in North America very early:
Barbian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mathias Barbian, who arrived in America in 1843
- Magdalena Barbian, who settled in Brazil in 1880
- Elisabeth Barbian, who arrived in Brazil in 1880
- Nikolaus Barbian, who settled in Brazil in 1880
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