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The German states are the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Barenz. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Barenz emerged throughout the German territories.

Barenz Early Origins



The surname Barenz was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name Berens emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Barenz Early History


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Barenz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barenz research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1597, 1594, 1658 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Barenz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barenz Spelling Variations


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Barenz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Berens, Berrens, Berenz, Berrenz, Berentz, Berrentz, Barens, Barrens, Barenz, Barrenz, Barentz, Barrentz, Baerens, Baerrens, Baerenz, Baerrenz, Barentz, Baerrentz, Berans, Berrans, Beranz, Berranz, Berantz, Berrantz, Berents, Barents, Barants, Baerents, Berrents, Barrents, Baerrents, Barentsz and many more.

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Barenz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barenz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the name Barenz included Willem Barents (d. 1597), Dutch navigator. In 1594, Barents set sail in search of a north-east passage to eastern Asia, but was forced to abandon the effort after reaching Novaya Zemlya. The following year...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barenz Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gijsje Berents who arrived in New York in 1640; Frans Barents arrived in Albany, New York in 1651; Andries Barentsz who arrived in New Netherlands, New York in 1659.

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