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The first people to use the distinguished Barral family name were found in the parish of Barwell, which is located in the county of Leicestershire. The surname Barral belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. This particular name is derived from the Old English words bar, meaning boar, and well, meaning spring or well.

Barral Early Origins



The surname Barral was first found in the county of Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from about 1400 when they were granted lands in that county.

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Barral Spelling Variations


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Barral Spelling Variations



Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Barrel, Barrell, Barril and others.

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Barral Early History


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Barral Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barral research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Barral History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barral Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barral Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barral Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barral In Ireland


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Barral In Ireland



Some of the Barral family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Barral:

Barral Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Barral, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Johan Christoph Barral who settled in 1754
  • Johan Christoph Barral settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Jaques Barral settled in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Jacob Barral, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barral (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barral (post 1700)



  • André Horace François de Barral de Rochechinard, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Emiliano Barral, Spanish sculptor
  • Carlos Barral, Spanish poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Barral Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barral 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 4 April 2011 at 11:23.

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