Barranco History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Barranco, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barranco, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Barranco originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier and denoted that the family originally lived beside a gate or fence.

Early Origins of the Barranco family

The surname Barranco was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Barranco family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barranco research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625, 1701, 1530, 1597, 1565, 1569, 1577 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Barranco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barranco Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barrios, de Barrios, Barrio, de Barrio, Barro, Barros, de Barros, Barroso, Barrera, de Barrera, de la Barrera, Barreda, de Barreda, Barral, Barreto, Barrientos and many more.

Early Notables of the Barranco family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century writer and philosopher Alonso de Barros; Miguel Barrios (c.1625-1701), a Spanish poet and historian; sixteenth century scientist and writer Bartolomé Barrientos; eighteenth century Spanish naval officer Blas Clemente de Barreda y Campuzano; nineteenth century Spanish politician and scholar Matías Barrio y Mier; nineteenth century Spanish military officer Cándido Barrios; nineteenth century Chilean writer Diego Barros Arana; nineteenth century Spanish actor Antonio Barroso; nineteenth century Salvadoran President Gerardo Barrios; nineteenth century Guatemalan President Justo Rufino Barrios; and nineteenth century Chilean writer Daniel Barros Grez. Alonzo de Bárcena (also called de Barzana) was a Spanish...
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United States Barranco migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barranco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Barranco, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1836 [1]
  • Emanuelo Barranco, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
  • Felice Barranco, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Angelo Barranco, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1897
Barranco Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Cesar Barranco, aged 23, who landed in America from Havana, in 1904
  • Antonino Barranco, aged 51, who immigrated to the United States from Altovilla, in 1905
  • Alfredo Lorenzo Barranco, aged 18, who settled in America from Linea, Spain, in 1905
  • Anna Barranco, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Castelbuono, Palermo, in 1909
  • Antonia Barranco, aged 53, who landed in America from Palermo, Sicily, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Barranco (post 1700) +

  • María Barranco (b. 1961), born Dulce Nombre de María Magdalena de los Remedios Barranco García, a Spanish two-time Goya Award winning actress
  • Juan Antonio Barranco Gallardo (b. 1947), Spanish politician

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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