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Noble surnames, such as Barrier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barrier, 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 Barrier originally derived from the Spanish word Barrera which referred to a barrier and denoted that the family originally lived beside a gate or fence.

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrier research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barrier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Barrier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barrier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • August Barrier, who arrived in Long Island in 1780

Barrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Casper Barrier, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • J P Barrier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
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    1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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    The Barrier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrier 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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