Barrand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Barrand is an occupational surname, deriving from word for the title of a Baron. The surname Barrand 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 Barrand is Barún.

Early Origins of the Barrand family

The surname Barrand 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.

Early History of the Barrand family

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Barrand Spelling Variations

Church officials and medieval scribes often spelled early surnames as they sounded. This practice often resulted in many spelling variations of even a single name. Early versions of the name Barrand included: Barron, Baron, Barone, Barrone and others.

Early Notables of the Barrand family (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...
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United States Barrand migration to the United States +

The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland'sGreat Potato Famine resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade 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. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name Barrand:

Barrand Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Giles Barrand, who arrived in Maryland in 1675 [1]

New Zealand Barrand 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:

Barrand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Barrand, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Barrand (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Anthony Grant "Tony" Barrand (b. 1940), English-born, American academic and musician, member of Roberts and Barrand, a musical group
  • Arthur Rhys Barrand (1861-1941), British Liberal Party politician, Member of Parliament for Pudsey and Otley (1918-1922)
  • Sarah Barrand (b. 1985), English actress from Southport, known for her role as Shannon Donnelly-Lawson in Footballers Wives


The Barrand 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


  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)


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