Barrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Barrell family
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.
Important Dates for the Barrell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrell research. Another 53 words (4 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Barrell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barrell family to Ireland
Some of the Barrell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barrell migration to the United States
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, who settled in New England in 1748
- John Barrell, who settled in Boston in 1764
- Thomas Barrell, who settled in New England in 1767
Barrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ohmeta Barrell, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
Barrell migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Barrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W. Barrell, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of the Deep" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1854 
- Mr. Mark Barrell, (b. 1832), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 
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
- George Barrell Emerson (1797-1881), American Educator and pioneer of women's education rights
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html