Barrera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Noble surnames, such as Barrera, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barrera, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Barrera 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 Barrera family
The surname Barrera was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Barrera family
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Barrera 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 Barrera family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century writer and philosopher Alonso de Barros; Miguel Barrios (c.1625-1701), a Spanish poet and historian; sixteenth century scientist and writer Bartolomé Barrientos; eighteenth century Spanish naval officer Blas Clemente de Barreda y Campuzano; nineteenth century Spanish politician and scholar Matías Barrio y Mier; nineteenth century Spanish military officer Cándido Barrios; nineteenth century Chilean writer Diego Barros Arana; nineteenth century Spanish actor Antonio Barroso; nineteenth century Salvadoran President Gerardo Barrios; nineteenth century Guatemalan President Justo Rufino Barrios; and nineteenth century Chilean writer Daniel Barros Grez.
Alonzo de Bárcena (also called de Barzana) was a Spanish...
In the United States, the name Barrera is the 898th most popular surname with an estimated 32,331 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barrera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Barrera Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Barrera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century