Show ContentsBarrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Barrier family

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

Early History of the Barrier family

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Barrier 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 Barrier 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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Barrier Ranking

In the United States, the name Barrier is the 6,936th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Barrier is ranked the 1,013rd most popular surname with an estimated 5,243 people with that name. [2]

United States Barrier migration to the United States +

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 [3]
Barrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Casper Barrier, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [3]
  • J P Barrier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barrier (post 1700) +

  • Maurice Barrier (1932-2020), French actor and singer, the son of a cabinetmaker

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  3. 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) on Facebook