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


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

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Early History of the Barriera family

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Early History of the Barriera family


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Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barriera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barriera Spelling Variations

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Barriera 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.

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Early Notables of the Barriera family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Barriera 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...
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barriera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Barriera family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Barriera family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: one of the most interesting figures of the sixteenth century explorers: Isabel Barreto. She was a Spanish navigator who voyaged to America in the late 1500s. In Peru she married Alvaro de Mendaña, whom she accompanied on a Pacific expedition in 1595 that led to the discovery of the Santa Cruz islands. After Mendaña's death she became Governor of the lands they had discovered. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Fernán Barrera, who sailed to America in 1512.

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