The German states are the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Barrens. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Barrens emerged throughout the German territories.
Early Origins of the Barrens family
The surname Barrens was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name Berens emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Barrens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrens research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1597, 1594, 1658 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Barrens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barrens Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Berens, Berrens, Berenz, Berrenz, Berentz, Berrentz, Barens, Barrens, Barenz, Barrenz, Barentz, Barrentz, Baerens, Baerrens, Baerenz, Baerrenz, Barentz, Baerrentz, Berans, Berrans, Beranz, Berranz, Berantz, Berrantz, Berents, Barents, Barants, Baerents, Berrents, Barrents, Baerrents, Barentsz and many more.
Early Notables of the Barrens family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the name Barrens included Willem Barents (d. 1597), Dutch navigator. In 1594, Barents set sail in search of a north-east passage to eastern Asia, but was forced to abandon the effort after reaching Novaya Zemlya. The following year... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barrens family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gijsje Berents who arrived in New York in 1640; Frans Barents arrived in Albany, New York in 1651; Andries Barentsz who arrived in New Netherlands
, New York in 1659.