Origins Available: Irish
The name is originally of Norman origin, deriving from the old French word "barri," meaning "rampart;" though, it is also thought that a small number of bearers of this name come from the Gaelic names "ó Beargha," or "ó Báire."
Early Origins of the Barree family
The surname Barree was first found in Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
. "The Barrys were amongst the earliest Anglo-Norman settlers in Ireland
, and have held large possessions in the county of Cork ever since the reign of Henry II. They had immense possessions, and their chief seat, Castle Lyons, vied in splendor with the most celebrated mansions in the South of Ireland
. Their early residences at Barryscourt and Buttevant were also extensive and strong. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Burke, John Bernard, The Roll of Battle Abbey. London: Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Barree family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barree research.Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1490, 1535, 1627, 1901, 1550, 1617, 1591, 1605, 1642, 1641, 1603, 1672, 1659, 1717, 1692, 1703, 1703, 1713, 1713 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Barree History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barree Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Barry, Barrie, Barre, de Barri, Barrey, Barree and many more.
Early Notables of the Barree family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was David Fitz-James de Barry, 18th Baron
Barry, 5th Viscount Buttevant (c.
1550-1617), an Irish peer; "Lo" (James) Barry (ca. 1591), considered to be the first Irish dramatist: David Barry, Earl of Barrymore (1605-1642), a soldier killed in the war of... Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barree Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barree family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Clement Barry who settled in St. Christopher in 1633; Debora Barrie who settled in Virginia in 1635; Elizabeth Barry, who settled in New England