Barretto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Barretto, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barretto, 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 Barretto 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 Barretto family
The surname Barretto was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Barretto family
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Barretto 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 Barretto 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...
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Migration of the Barretto family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: one of the most interesting figures of the sixteenth century explorers: Isabel Barreto. She was a Spanish navigator who voyaged to America in the late 1500s. In Peru she married Alvaro de Mendañ.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barretto (post 1700) +
- Francis Barretto Spinola (1821-1891), American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York State Senate 3rd District, 1858-61; U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1887-91 
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