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The surname Barraza 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.

Barraza Early Origins



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

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Barraza Spelling Variations


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Barraza 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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Barraza Early History


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Barraza Early History



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

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Barraza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barraza Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Barraza Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Petrona Barraza, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1916
  • Santioago Ernesto Barraza, aged 23, who landed in America from London, England, in 1916
  • Victor Barraza, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Jose Barraza, aged 25, who landed in America from Valparaiso, Chile, in 1920
  • Ruben Barraza, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barraza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barraza (post 1700)



  • Maclovio Barraza, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1972
  • Ignacio J. Barraza (1969-2007), American politician, Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, 2007; Died in office 2007
  • George Barraza, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 51st District, 2000
  • Aaron Barraza, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 77th District, 2012
  • Julio Eduardo Barraza (b. 1980), Argentine footballer
  • Adriana Barraza (b. 1956), Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Mexican film and television actress and director
  • Juan Francisco Barraza Flores (1935-1997), El Salvador footballer
  • Eduardo Barraza (b. 1979), Mexican film and television director
  • Arturo Armando Molina Barraza, president of El Salvador 1972-77

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Barraza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barraza 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 July 2016 at 13:51.

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