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Where did the Spanish Barbosa family come from? What is the Spanish Barbosa family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barbosa family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barbosa family history?Noble surnames, such as Barbosa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barbosa, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Barbosa family lived in the region of Barbarius, in the province of Tarragona.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barba, Barbo, Barbado, Barbada, de Barbada, Barbachano, Barbadillo, Barbón, Barbon, Barbosa, Barboso, Barbero, Barbera, Barberán, Barberan, Barbería, Barberia, Barbasán and many more.
First found in Castile, prominent among the medieval Christian kingdoms of Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbosa research. Another 406 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1127, 1394, 1529, 1539, 1590, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Barbosa History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 80 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barbosa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barbosa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Barbosa Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Barbosa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barbosa Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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