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Scottish history reveals Bare was first used as a surname by the Strathclyde-Briton people. It was a name for someone who lived in Ayrshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages. It is generally thought to have been a habitational name, taken on from any of various place names in southwestern Scotland, in particular in Ayrshire and Renfrewshire. These place names derive from the Gaelic word barr, meaning "height," or "hill."

Bare Early Origins



The surname Bare was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire. "The surname is most frequently found at the present day in the district around Glasgow, and is a common surname in the Kilbarchan Commissariot Record. Atkyn de Barr was bailie of Ayr c. 1340. John Bar or de Barre was burgess of Edinburgh in 1423." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
However, some of the family were first found further south at Tollerton in Nottinghamshire. "This place, which takes its name from Torlaston, one of its possessors before the Conquest, in the reign of Stephen became the manor of Radulphus Barre, with whose descendants it still remains." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Gunilda de la Barre in Hertfordshire and Philip de le Barre in Huntingdonshire. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Bare Spelling Variations


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Bare Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Bare has been spelled Barr, Barre and others.

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Bare Early History


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Bare Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bare research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1551, 1554, 1565, 1600, 1612, 1686, 1600 and are included under the topic Early Bare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bare Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bare Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bare Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bare In Ireland


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Bare In Ireland



Some of the Bare family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Bare Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hen Bare, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

Bare Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jonathan Bare, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Mark Bare, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Georg Bare, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jarrick Bare, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Ulrich Bare, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bare, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Bare, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Hermann Bare, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bare (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bare (post 1700)



  • Richard Leland Bare (1913-2015), American Directors Guild of America Award winning director, producer, and screenwriter of television shows and short films, known for his work on Green Acres (1965), Petticoat Junction (1963) and Cheyenne (1955)
  • Raymond Douglas "Ray" Bare (1949-1994), American right-handed professional baseball pitcher who played from 1972 to 1977
  • Kendig C. Bare (1913-1989), American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1950 and from 1951 to 1958
  • Howard C. Bare (1911-2002), American attorney and politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1950-1951)
  • Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare Jr. (b. 1966), American singer-songwriter and musician
  • Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare Sr. (b. 1935), American country music singer and songwriter, best known for the songs "Detroit City" and "500 Miles Away from Home," father of Bobby Bare, Jr

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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The Bare Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bare 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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