local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Barrenchea originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier and denoted that the family originally lived beside a gate or fence.
Early Origins of the Barrenchea family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Barrenchea family
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Barrenchea Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barrios, de Barrios, Barrio, de Barrio, Barro, Barros, de Barros, Barroso, Barrera, de Barrera, de la Barrera, Barreda, de Barreda, Barral, Barreto, Barrientos and many more.
Early Notables of the Barrenchea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barrenchea family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: one of the most interesting figures of the sixteenth century explorers: Isabel Barreto. She was a Spanish navigator who voyaged to America in the late 1500s. In Peru she married Alvaro de Mendañ.
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