Show ContentsBarrientos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Barrientos, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barrientos, 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 Barrientos 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 Barrientos family

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

Early History of the Barrientos family

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Barrientos 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 Barrientos 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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Barrientos Ranking

In the United States, the name Barrientos is the 4,734th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Barrientos migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barrientos Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan de Barrientos, who sailed to Veragua in 1535
  • Diego de Barrientos, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1538
  • Felipe Barrientos, who sailed to Guatemala in 1576
Barrientos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andres De Barrientos, who landed in America in 1813 [2]
  • Alonso De Barrientos, who arrived in America in 1827 [2]
  • Catalina De Barrientos, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Miguel De Barrientos, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Santiago Barrientos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1847 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrientos (post 1700) +

  • Gonzalo Barrientos Jr. (b. 1941), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1975-84; Member of Texas State Senate 14th District, 1985-2006 [3]
  • Angie Barrientos, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004 [3]
  • María Barrientos (1883-1946), Spanish soprano
  • Baltasar Alamos de Barrientos (1555-1640), Spanish scholar
  • Lope de Barrientos (1382-1469), clergyman and statesman of the Spanish Crown of Castile
  • Juan Manuel Barrientos (b. 1982), Argentine footballer
  • Pablo Barrientos (b. 1985), Argentine footballer
  • Manuel Espino Barrientos (b. 1959), president of the right-wing conservative National Action Party (PAN) of Mexico
  • René Barrientos (1919-1969), former president of Bolivia

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook