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Noble surnames, such as Barreras, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barreras, 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 Barreras originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier and denoted that the family originally lived beside a gate or fence.

Barreras Early Origins



The surname Barreras was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Barreras Spelling Variations


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Barreras 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.

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Barreras Early History


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Barreras Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barreras research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barreras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barreras Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barreras Early Notables (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...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barreras 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 were:

Barreras Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eduardo Barreras, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Ponce" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-LZH : 6 December 2014), Eduardo Barreras, 13 Nov 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Ponce, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Prima Barreras, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Morro Castle" from Havana, Cuba [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-JT1 : 6 December 2014), Prima Barreras, 16 Jun 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Morro Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jesus J. Barreras, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Morro Castle" from Havana, Cuba [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-JTB : 6 December 2014), Jesus J. Barreras., 16 Jun 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Morro Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barreras (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barreras (post 1700)



  • Martin Barreras (1964-2014), American Army non-commissioned officer who held the rank of Command Sergeant Major, known for his rescue of Jessica Lynch in 2003

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-LZH : 6 December 2014), Eduardo Barreras, 13 Nov 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Ponce, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-JT1 : 6 December 2014), Prima Barreras, 16 Jun 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Morro Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67Y-JTB : 6 December 2014), Jesus J. Barreras., 16 Jun 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Morro Castle, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Barreras Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barreras 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.

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