Show ContentsBarcena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Barcena, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barcena, 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 Barcena 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 Barcena family

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

Early History of the Barcena family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barcena research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625, 1701, 1530, 1597, 1565, 1569, 1577 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Barcena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barcena 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 Barcena 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 scholar Matías Barrio y Mier; nineteenth century Spanish military officer Cándido Barrios; nineteenth century Chilean writer Diego Barros Arana; nineteenth century Spanish actor Antonio Barroso; nineteenth century Salvadoran President Gerardo Barrios; nineteenth century Guatemalan President Justo Rufino Barrios; and nineteenth century Chilean writer Daniel Barros Grez. Alonzo de Bárcena (also called de Barzana) was a Spanish...
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United States Barcena migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barcena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro De Barcena, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Gonzalo De Barcena, who landed in America in 1816 [1]
  • P Barcena, aged 50, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barcena (post 1700) +

  • Lanie Alabanza- Barcena (b. 1979), also known as Miss Lawn, an American graphic/fashion designer and co-founder/creative director of the female Streetwear brand, HLZBLZ
  • Catalina Bárcena (1888-1978), leading Spanish theatre actress during the early decades of the twentieth century
  • Marisol Vargas Bárcena (b. 1975), Mexican politician affiliated with the National Action Party
  • Rafael García Bárcena, Cuban philosopher who later took a leading role in the Cuban Revolution against President Fulgencio Batista
  • Guillermo Bárcena Blázquez (b. 1994), Cuban footballer who currently plays as a defender
  • Mariano de la Bárcena (1842-1899), Mexican engineer, botanist, politician, and interim Governor of Jalisco
  • Ronald R. Barcena (b. 1975), Filipino politician, Member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Rizal Province
  • Guillermo Cañedo de la Bárcena (1920-1997), Mexican entrepreneur and soccer manager, President of Club Atlético Zacatepec from 1954 to 1961

  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) on Facebook