Barby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Barby is of Anglo-Saxon origin and 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 Barby family

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

Early History of the Barby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barby research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1229, 1500, 1795 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Barby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barby Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barby include Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.

Early Notables of the Barby family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Barby family to Ireland

Some of the Barby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Barby migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jane Barby, who settled in Virginia in 1656
  • Jane Barby, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [1]
  • William Barby, who arrived in Virginia in 1660 [1]
Barby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Barby, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [1]

Australia Barby migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Barby (post 1700) +

  • David John Barby FRICS (1943-2012), English antiques expert, known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt and Flog It


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843


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