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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.
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.
First found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
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.
Another 171 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barrier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Barrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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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