The name Barrbe was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the baptismal name meaning the son of Barbara
. The name is equally often of nickname
derivation and was given to a man with a heavy beard.
Early Origins of the Barrbe family
The surname Barrbe was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barrbe family
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Barrbe Spelling Variations
Barrbe has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Barrbe have been found, including Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.
Early Notables of the Barrbe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barrbe family to Ireland
Some of the Barrbe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barrbe family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Barrbes to arrive on North American shores: Adrian Barbe, who arrived in Virginia in 1621; Anne Barbe, who arrived in America in 1709; Rudolph Barbe, who came to Nova Scotia in 1752; and Henry Barbe, who settled in Baltimore in 1833..