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The surname Barrass 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.

Barrass Early Origins



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

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Barrass Spelling Variations


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Barrass Spelling Variations



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

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Barrass Early History


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Barrass Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrass research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1755 and 1829 are included under the topic Early Barrass History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barrass Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barrass Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrass 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barrass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joshua Barrass settled in America in 1719

Barrass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Barrass, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

Barrass Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Barrass arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrass (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrass (post 1700)



  • Tom Barrass (b. 1995), Australian rules footballer for the West Coast Eagles
  • Natalie Barrass, British presenter on the former BBC children's radio programme The Big Toe Radio Show
  • Matthew Robert "Matt" Barrass (b. 1980), English retired professional footballer, son of Malcolm Barrass
  • Malcolm Williamson Barrass (1924-2013), English professional footballer and manager; he played from 1944 to 1959 including for the England National Team (1951-1953) and managed Wigan Athletic (1958-1959)
  • Alexander Barrass (1856-1929), English poet and songwriter from Blackhall Mill, County Durham

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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: Vaillance de Barras
Motto Translation: Valour of Barras.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Barrass Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrass 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 31 August 2015 at 16:18.

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