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Barras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Barras is an occupational name; that is, it is derived from the occupation of the original bearer. In this case, it is derived from the Old French word bar, which means bass; sea bass are a staple fish found in the Mediterranean. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Early Origins of the Barras family


The surname Barras was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Barras family


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Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1755 and 1829 are included under the topic Early Barras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barras Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Barras, Baras, Barrasse, Baraz, Le Barras, Barace, Le Barace, Barèce and many more.

Early Notables of the Barras family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Barras family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barras Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshua Barras, aged 21, settled in Annapolis in 1721
  • Joseph Barras, who settled in Louisiana in 1757
  • Jacques Barras, who settled in Louisiana in 1765

Barras Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matias Barras, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Lucus Barras, aged 26, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Barras Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Barras, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Barras (post 1700)


  • Allen Barras, American journalist and author
  • Taylor Francis Barras (b. 1957), American accountant, polititian and banker
  • Paul François Jean Nicolas de Barras, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Paul Barras. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Sébastien Barras, French painter and engraver
  • Romain Barras (b. 1980), French Olympic decathlete
  • Paul Jean François Nicolas Barras (1755-1829), French revolutionary
  • Henri-Georges Siqueira Barras, Brazilian- Swiss football player
  • Tom Barras (b. 1978), English professional road racing cyclist
  • Sid Barras (b. 1948), English former professional road racing cyclist
  • Anthony "Tony" Barras (b. 1971), English footballer

The Barras 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: Vaillance de Barras
Motto Translation: Valour of Barras.


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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Paul Barras. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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