Barbon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Barbon is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Barbon, about three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale another small town in Cumbria, England, on the River Lune.
Early Origins of the Barbon family
The surname Barbon 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 parish.
Important Dates for the Barbon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbon 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 Barbon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barbon 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. Barbon has been spelled many different ways, including Barbon, Barbone, Barebone, Barebayn, Barbyn, Barbyne, Barboyn, Barboyne, Barban and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbon 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...
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Migration of the Barbon family
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 Barbons to arrive in North America: Marie Barbant, who came to Quebec in 1666; Joh Wolf Barben, who arrived in America in 1709; Anna Barben, who settled in America in 1709; Maria Barben, who came to America in 1709.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barbon (post 1700)
- Nicholas Barbon (d. 1698), English economist, physician and financial speculator