Barnabei History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Barnabei family
The surname Barnabei was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common. The name Barnabei, like many surnames originated as a personal name. The name Barnabas was a fairly common surname in Europe at the time surnames usage was first beginning, and was made popular by the fact that it was borne by a character in the Bible, a companion of St. Paul. The name means "son of Nabia," the name Nabia coming from an Arameic word meaning "confession."
Important Dates for the Barnabei family
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Barnabei Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barnabei, Barnabeo, Barnabo, Barnaba, Barnobi, Bernabeo, Bernabe, Bernabo, Bernaba, Barnabucci, Barnacchi, Barni, Barno, Barna, Barnini, Barnino and many more.
Early Notables of the Barnabei family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnabei family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the $ family, who settled along the east coast of North America in the late 19th century.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barnabei (post 1700)
- Felice Barnabei, Italian archeologist, his detailed drawings done in 1902 of the ancient Roman Villa Boscoreale are the basis of a model currently being built by the Metropolitan Museum of Art together with King's College, London
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