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Multiple Origins for the Surname Barney



Barney Early Origins



The surname Barney was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Barney Early History


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Barney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barney research. Another 471 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1680, 1685, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Barney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barney Spelling Variations


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Barney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bernier and others.

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Barney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was François Bernier (1625-1688), a French physician and traveler; Nicolas Bernier (1664-1734), a French composer; and Henri de Bernières (c. 1635-1700), born in Normandy, he became a priest and...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barney 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 were:

Barney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacob Barney who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Jacob Barney, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jacob Barney who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Jacob Barney, who settled in Salem/Massachusetts in 1635
  • James Barney, who settled in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Barney, who arrived in Connecticut in 1720
  • John Barney, who landed in Connecticut in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Barney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Barney, who landed in America in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Patrick Barney, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • R. Barney, aged 27, settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • J. N. Barney, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • B N Barney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Barney, who settled in St. John's Newfoundland in 1821, he was from Pitdown, Kilkenny, Ireland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Rebecca Barney, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Edward Reid" in 1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barney (post 1700)



  • Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), American playwright, poet and novelist who lived as an expatriate in Paris
  • Joshua Barney (1759-1818), American Commodore in the United States Navy in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812
  • Matthew Barney (b. 1967), American sculptor, actor, director, and writer
  • Jay Barney (1912-1985), American actor
  • Chauncey Edward Barney (1915-1989), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Neal Barney (1875-1949), American Republican politician, Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1906-07; Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1908; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 7th District, 1916 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carl F. Barney (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Mayor of Marion, Indiana, 1935-42 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. T. Barney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Austin Dunham Barney (1896-1971), American Republican politician, First selectman of Farmington, Connecticut, 1926-27; Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Augustus Barney, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Frelighsburg, 1884 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Barney


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Suggested Readings for the name Barney



  • Descendants of Jacob Barney: Salem, Massachusetts, 1634 by Mary E. Westbrook.
  • Genealogy of the Barney Family in America by Eugene Dimon Preston.

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