Barcelo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Barcelo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barcelo, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Barcelo originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier and denoted that the family originally lived beside a gate or fence.

Early Origins of the Barcelo family

The surname Barcelo was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Barcelo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barcelo research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barcelo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barcelo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barrios, de Barrios, Barrio, de Barrio, Barro, Barros, de Barros, Barroso, Barrera, de Barrera, de la Barrera, Barreda, de Barreda, Barral, Barreto, Barrientos and many more.

Early Notables of the Barcelo family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century writer and philosopher Alonso de Barros; Miguel Barrios (c.1625-1701), a Spanish poet and historian; sixteenth century scientist and writer Bartolomé Barrientos; eighteenth century Spanish naval officer Blas Clemente de Barreda y Campuzano; nineteenth century Spanish politician and...
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barcelo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Barcelo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barcelo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Barcelo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1822 [1]
  • Juan Barcelo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1832 [1]
  • Cristobal Barcelo, aged 6, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1832 [1]
  • Salvatin Barcelo, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]
  • Isidoro Barcelo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1863 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Barcelo (post 1700) +

  • Rich Barcelo (b. 1975), American professional PGA golfer
  • Lorenzo Barceló (b. 1977), Mexican-born, American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox
  • Carlos Antonio Romero Barceló (b. 1932), American politician, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1969-76; Governor of Puerto Rico, 1977-85; Member of Puerto Rico senate, 1986-89 [2]
  • Miquel Barceló (b. 1957), Spanish painter from Felanitx, Majorca
  • Miquel Barceló (b. 1948), Spanish editor, translator and writer
  • Don Antonio Barceló (1717-1797), Spanish Balearic mariner, lieutenant general
  • Víctor Manuel Barceló Rodriguez, Mexican politician, Governor of Tabasco (1999)
  • Maria Gertrudis "Tules" Barceló (1800-1852), nicknamed "La Tules," Mexican saloon owner and master gambler in the Territory of New Mexico
  • Antonio Rafael Barceló y Martínez (1868-1938), Puerto Rican lawyer, businessman and politician, 1st President of the Senate of Puerto Rico


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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