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When the Strongbownians arrived in Ireland, they encountered an established an Irish system for creating hereditary surnames. However, like the Irish, the Anglo-Norman Strongbownians frequently had patronymic surnames, a form of surname that was formed from the name of the bearer's father, or another older relative. Therefore, since the Strongbownians' system was in many ways built on the same principles as the Irish, the two systems eventually attained a sort of merger. Therefore, since the Stronbownian's names often had Norman names which were French, diminutive suffixes, such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el were added to the name of the bearer's father, or older relative. Another Norman way of creating a patronymic name was to use the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word "fils," and ultimately from the Latin " filius," both of which mean son. The surname Barratt is derived from the personal name Berold. In Munster, the Gaelic form of the surname Barratt is Baróid, while in Connacht, the Gaelic form is Bairéid.

Barratt Early Origins



The surname Barratt was first found in Lincolnshire, where Matthew Baret was recorded between 1150 and 1155. The Barret family was also established in the English counties of Nottinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Yorkshire and Essex. However, they joined Strongbow in his invasion of Ireland in 1172 at the invitation of the King of Leinster, Dermot McMurrough. Strongbow granted lands to the family in County Cork and County Mayo where they became staunchly Irish.

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Barratt Spelling Variations


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Barratt Spelling Variations



Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations of the name Barratt that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Barrett, Barret, Barett, Baret, Barratt, Barrat, Barat, Baratt, McWhadden and many more.

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Barratt Early History


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Barratt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barratt research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1415, 1400, 1400, 1410, 1412, 1693, 1631 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Barratt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barratt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barratt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family up to this time was Lord of Tirawley; Patrick Barrett (died 1415), an Irishman who held religious and secular high offices in Ireland, an Augustinian Canon at Kells Priory in County Kilkenny, Bishop of Ferns (appointed 1400), concentrated bishop at Rome (1400), Lord Chancellor...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barratt 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



A great number of Irish families left their homeland in the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century, migrating to such far away lands as Australia and North Ameri ca. The early settlers left after much planning and deliberation. They were generally well off but they desired a tract of land that they could farm solely for themselves. The great mass of immigrants to arrive on North American shores in the 1840s differed greatly from their predecessors because many of them were utterly destitute, selling all they had to gain a passage on a ship or having their way paid by a philanthropic society. These Irish people were trying to escape the aftermath of the Great Potato Famine: poverty, starvation, disease, and, for many, ultimately death. Those 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. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Irish settlers bearing the name Barratt:

Barratt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Barratt, aged 21, arrived in Barbados in 1682

Barratt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Barratt, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718
  • Philip Barratt, who arrived in Delaware in 1755

Barratt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Barratt, aged 23, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1842

Barratt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Barratt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840
  • Ambrose Barratt, aged 47, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "China"

Barratt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Barratt, aged 33, a painter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Barratt, aged 33, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Sarah Barratt, aged 7, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Caroline Barratt, aged 6, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • William Barratt, aged 4, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barratt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barratt (post 1700)



  • Michael Reed Barratt M.D., M.S. (b. 1959), NASA Astronaut with over 210 days in space
  • Caleb R. Barratt, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Salt Lake City, Utah, 1887-90, 1895-98
  • Thomas J. Barratt (1841-1914), Chairman of the soap manufacturer A&F Pears
  • Thomas Ball Barratt (1862-1940), English-born, Norwegian pastor
  • Thomas Barratt (1895-1917), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Norman Barratt (b. 1949), English guitarist and songwriter
  • Michael Barratt (b. 1928), British television presenter
  • Julian Barratt (b. 1968), English actor and musician
  • Fred Barratt (1894-1947), English cricketer
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Barratt KCB CMG MC (1891-1966), British air marshal

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Barratt Historic Events


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Barratt Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur Barratt (d. 1912), aged 15, English Bell Boy from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Barratt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barratt 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.

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