The name Barbye 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 Barbye family
The surname Barbye was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barbye family
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Barbye 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 Barbye include Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.
Early Notables of the Barbye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbye family to Ireland
Some of the Barbye family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Barbye family to the New World and Oceana
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: Adrian Barbe, who arrived in Virginia in 1621; Anne Barbe, who arrived in America in 1709; Rudolph Barbe, who came to Nova Scotia in 1752; and Henry Barbe, who settled in Baltimore in 1833..