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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barreras research. Another 78 words (6 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.

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...
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.


United States Barreras migration to the United States +

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]
  • Prima Barreras, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Morro Castle" from Havana, Cuba [2]
  • Jesus J. Barreras, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Morro Castle" from Havana, Cuba [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barreras (post 1700) +

  • Esthefanny Barreras Torres (b. 1996), American-born, Mexican footballer, three-time goalkeeper for the Mexican National Team
  • 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
  • Gaspar Aguero Barreras (1873-1951), Cuban composer, pianist, and professor
  • Roy Leonardo Barreras Montealegre, Colombian politician and 2018 presidential candidate, Senator of Colombia (2010-)




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