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Barreras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Barreras family


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

Early History of the Barreras family


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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.

Early Notables of the Barreras 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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Migration of the Barreras family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barreras Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eduardo Barreras, aged 20, who 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, who 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, who 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.).

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


  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.).

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