The surname Barillas was first found in Calabria a territorial district of Italy. Ancient Calabria was in Lecce. Modern Calabria is in the southern extremity of Italy coasting the straits of Messina. Reggio and Messina are the cities of note. This beautiful region produces wine. Olive oil and fruit. Reggio was heavily bombed during WWII because of its strategical link with
. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
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of this family name include: Barillas, Barilla, Barilli, Barile, Barrile, Barillaro, Barrilero, Barilas, Barils and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Baril, who settled in Canada sometime between 1700 and 1799; Muel Baril, who settled in Louisiana in 1720; Luis. Barrile, who arrived in New Orleans in 1847.