Barrera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrera research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barrera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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...
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Barrera migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barrera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Fernán Barrera, who sailed to America in 1512
- Diego Barrera, who sailed to America in 1535
- Gonzalo de Barrera, who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1538
- Juan de la Barrera, who sailed to New Spain in 1555
Barrera Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Franco Barrera, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1774 
Barrera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Blas Barrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 
- Fernan Barrera, who landed in America in 1812 
- Pedro Barrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 
- Diego Barrera, who arrived in America in 1835 
- Juan DeLa Barrera, who arrived in New Spain in 1855 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrera (post 1700) +
- Roy Barrera Jr. (b. 1952), American lawyer and judge
- Melissa Barrera (b. 1985), American radio and television personality
- Lazaro Sosa "Laz" Barrera (1924-1991), American racehorse trainer inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (1979)
- Major General Antonio Cosme Imbert Barrera (1920-2016), 44th President of the Dominican Republic
- Stefano Barrera (1980-2008), Italian foil fencer, winner of the 2008 World Fencing Championships
- Rodrigo Hernán Barrera Funes (b. 1970), retired Chilean footballer
- Roberto González Barrera, Mexican businessman, chairman of Gruma
- Pablo Edson Barrera Acosta (b. 1987), Mexican footballer
- Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (b. 1974), Mexican professional boxer
- Jorge Armando Barrera Toscano (b. 1982), Mexican footballer
- ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)