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The first people to use the distinguished Barrell family name were found in the parish of Barwell, which is located in the county of Leicestershire. The surname Barrell belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. This particular name is derived from the Old English words bar, meaning boar, and well, meaning spring or well.

Barrell Early Origins



The surname Barrell was first found in the county of Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from about 1400 when they were granted lands in that county.

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Barrell Spelling Variations


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Barrell Spelling Variations



Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Barrel, Barrell, Barril and others.

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Barrell Early History


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Barrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrell research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1500 is included under the topic Early Barrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barrell In Ireland


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Barrell In Ireland



Some of the Barrell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 32 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Barrell:

Barrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Barrell who settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1637
  • George Barrell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1638
  • William Barrell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Barrell, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1643
  • Thomas Barrell, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1645

Barrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tho Barrell, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Lancelot Barrell settled in New England in 1748
  • John Barrell settled in Boston in 1764
  • Thomas Barrell settled in New England in 1767

Barrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ohmeta Barrell, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrell (post 1700)



  • Joseph Barrell (1869-1919), American geologist
  • Jim Barrell (b. 1959), American professional wrestler
  • Charles Wisner Barrell (b. 1885), American filmmaker, writer and Shakespearean scholar
  • John Barrell FEA, FBA (b. 1943), British academic, Professor of English at the University of York
  • Donald Barrell (b. 1986), English rugby union player
  • Tony Barrell, British journalist
  • Tony Barrell (1940-2011), British-born Australian writer and broadcaster
  • Rachel Barrell (b. 1978), British stage performer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Barrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrell 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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