Baron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Baron family

The surname Baron was first found in Baron, near Caen, Normandy. "William de Baron, son of Aiulph de Foro, was an early benefactor to Ardennes Abbey Normandy." [1]

The family landed in Devon shortly after the Conquest where Richard le Baron held one and a half fee there in 1165. [1]

While this early record follows the first Norman landing in Britain, we found another earlier record in 1095 when Lefuine Baron held estates at Bury in Suffolk. [2]

Later records at Sotterley in Suffolk listed the following: "The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £10, and in the gift of Frederick Barne, Esq., whose ancestor, Sir George Barne, was lord mayor of London in the time of Edward VI." [3]

Geoffrey le Barun was listed in the Assize Rolls of Hampshire in 1236 and a few years later John Barn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Richard le Baron in Devon; and Geoffrey le Barun in Oxfordshire. [4]

Important Dates for the Baron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baron research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1508, 1455, 1487, 1505, 1520, 1722, 1705, 1726, 1715, 1718 and are included under the topic Early Baron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baron Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Baron has been recorded under many different variations, including Baron, Barrone, Barron, Barne, Barone and others.

Early Notables of the Baron family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Barons or Barnes (d. 1505), Bishop of London and Master of the Rolls, "about whom singularly little is known, appears to have been educated at Oxford, where he took the degree of LL.D., but in what college or hall he studied has not been ascertained. " [5] Stephen Baron (d...
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Migration of the Baron family to Ireland

Some of the Baron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 88 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baron migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Baron or a variant listed above:

Baron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Geo Baron, aged 43, who arrived in New England in 1635 [6]
  • Andrew Baron, who arrived in America in 1663 [6]
  • Gertrayt Baron, who landed in Maryland in 1669 [6]
  • Michael Baron, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 [6]
  • Richard Baron, who landed in Virginia in 1679 [6]
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Baron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Baron, who landed in Maryland in 1700 [6]
  • Robert Baron, who arrived in Maryland in 1714 [6]
  • Hans Philip Baron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747 [6]
  • John Philip Baron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [6]
  • Nich Baron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [6]
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Baron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Baron, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813 [6]
  • Guillermo Baron, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [6]
  • Alex Baron who arrived in New Orleans in 1820
  • Charles Baron, aged 58, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1821 [6]
  • Andemanso Baron, aged 56, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [6]
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Baron migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jehan Baron, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Barbe Baron who arrived in Quebec in 1667

Baron migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Baron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Baron, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850 [7]

Baron migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Baron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr Baron, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Autilla
  • George Baron, aged 40, a dyer, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Helen Baron, aged 41, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Margaret Baron, aged 12, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mr. Baron, British settler travelling from Cape of Good Hope, South Africa aboard the ship "Antilla" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 8th December 1841 [8]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Baron (post 1700)

  • Murray Baron (1908-2002), American activist, president of Accuracy in Media
  • Ronald S. Baron (b. 1943), mutual fund founder of Baron Capital Group which markets Baron Funds
  • Frederick Baron (b. 1947), American trial lawyer
  • Harold K. Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1937, 1938 [9]
  • H. J. Baron, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1936, 1940, 1944 [9]
  • Edward B. Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944 [9]
  • Edgar A. Baron, American Democrat politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Allenstown, 1956; Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Allenstown 1956 [9]
  • Bart Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 2000 [9]
  • Andrew R. Baron, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [9]
  • Albert Baron, American politician, Representative from New York 1st District, 1968; Democratic Candidate for New York State Senate 3rd District, 1984 [9]
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Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM STEVENSON 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850WmStevenson.gif
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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