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The name Baron is an occupational surname, deriving from word for the title of a Baron. The surname Baron was also applied as a nickname to a person with a regal or dignified bearing reminiscent of a baron. The Gaelic form of the name Baron is Barún.

Baron Early Origins



The surname Baron was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, where they were granted lands by Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, for their assistance on his invasion of Ireland.

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Baron Spelling Variations


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Baron Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a single person often had their name recorded by church officials and scribes many different ways. Names were typically spelt as they sounded, which resulted in many different spelling variations. The many versions of the name Baron to have been recorded over the years include: Barron, Baron, Barone, Barrone and others.

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Baron Early History


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Baron Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baron research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1500, 1610, 1696, 1607, 1651 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Baron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baron Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baron Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Bonaventure Baron, O.F.M., (1610-1696), Irish Franciscan friar who was a noted theologian, philosopher, teacher and writer of Latin prose and verse; and his...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baron 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



A great number of Irish families left their homeland in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century, migrating to such far away lands as Australia and North Ameri ca. The early settlers left after much planning and deliberation. They were generally well off but they desired a tract of land that they could farm solely for themselves. The great mass of immigrants to arrive on North American shores in the 1840s differed greatly from their predecessors because many of them were utterly destitute, selling all they had to gain a passage on a ship or having their way paid by a philanthropic society. These Irish people were trying to escape the aftermath of the Great Potato Famine: poverty, starvation, disease, and, for many, ultimately death. Those that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Irish settlers bearing the name Baron:

Baron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Geo Baron, aged 43, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Andrew Baron, who arrived in America in 1663
  • Gertrayt Baron, who landed in Maryland in 1669
  • Michael Baron, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • Richard Baron, who landed in Virginia in 1679
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Baron, who landed in Maryland in 1700
  • Robert Baron, who arrived in Maryland in 1714
  • Hans Philip Baron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • John Philip Baron, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Nich Baron, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Baron, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Guillermo Baron, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Alex Baron who arrived in New Orleans in 1820
  • Charles Baron, aged 58, landed in New Orleans, La in 1821
  • Andemanso Baron, aged 56, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Baron arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850

Baron Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Baron landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Autilla
  • George Baron, aged 40, a dyer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Helen Baron, aged 41, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Margaret Baron, aged 12, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baron (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baron (post 1700)



  • Philip Baron, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hamden, 1936; Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 14th District, 1938
  • Robert Baron, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1988
  • Robert D. Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 1st District, 1964
  • Samuel Baron, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1936, 1938; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 2nd District, 1937
  • Theodore Baron, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 1st District, 1933
  • Harold K. Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1937, 1938
  • H. J. Baron, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1936, 1940, 1944
  • Edward B. Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944
  • 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
  • Bart Baron, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 12th District, 2000
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Baron


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Suggested Readings for the name Baron



  • David and Deborah Barronett: Their Ancestors and Descendants (including the Baron Family) by Eva Laughlin LeBlanc.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortuna juvat audaces
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the brave


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Baron Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Baron Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baron Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 13:14.

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