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The ancestors of the name Barrie come from the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Dalriadans. They lived along the rugged west coast of Scotland and on the Hebrides islands and used the name to indicate a person who lived in Barry, in Angus in mid-west Scotland. The place-name Barry, often spelled Barrie, is derived from the Gaelic word borrach, which means "rough, grassy hill."

Barrie Early Origins



The surname Barrie was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they have held territories from very ancient times.

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Barrie Spelling Variations


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Barrie Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of Barrie have been recorded over the years, including These are the result of the medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English. Barry, Barrie, Barre, Barrey, Barree and others.

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Barrie Early History


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Barrie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrie research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1495, 1658, 1713 and are included under the topic Early Barrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barrie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barrie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barrie In Ireland


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Barrie In Ireland



Some of the Barrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barrie were among those contributors:

Barrie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Debora Barrie who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Debora Barrie, aged 23, landed in Virginia in 1635

Barrie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Barrie, who came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Barrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Barrie arrived in New York, New York in 1803
  • Catherine Barrie, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • George Sol and Peter Barrie arrived in New York state in 1812
  • George Sol Barrie, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1812
  • James Barrie, aged 25, landed in North Carolina in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barrie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Barrie, aged 38, a shoemaker, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Agnes Barrie, aged 36, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Agnes Barrie, aged 17, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Andrew Barrie, aged 15, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Mary Barrie, aged 14, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Barrie, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • James Barrie, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrie (post 1700)



  • Norbert Barrie, American Republican politician, Candidate for South Dakota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 2010
  • Barbara Barrie (b. 1931), American actress and author of children's books
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie OM (1860-1937), Scottish author, best known for penning "Peter Pan"
  • Scott Barrie (b. 1962), Scottish Labour Party politician and former social worker
  • Jean Léonard Barrié, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Wendy Barrie (1912-1978), Hong Kong-born actress in British and Hollywood films
  • Sir Robert Barrie (1774-1841), British naval officer in the War of 1812
  • Admiral Chris Barrie (b. 1945), Australian Admiral, Chief of Australian Defense Force, (1998–2002)
  • Chris Barrie (b. 1960), British actor and vocal impressionist
  • Charles Coupar Barrie (1875-1940), 1st Baron Abertay, British Liberal Party Member of Parliament (1918–1940)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Barrie Historic Events


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Barrie Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William Simpson Barrie (1885-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Silverton, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter R Barrie (b. 1914), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Cosham, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Regi legi fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Barrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrie 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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