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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.

Barrens Early Origins



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.

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Barrens Spelling Variations


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Barrens Spelling Variations



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.

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Barrens Early History


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Barrens Early History



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.

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Barrens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barrens Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Barrens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrens 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2013 at 10:54.

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