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Barril History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


The first people to use the distinguished Barril family name were found in the parish of Barwell, which is located in the county of Leicestershire. The surname Barril belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. This particular name is derived from the Old English words bar, meaning boar, and well, meaning spring or well.

Early Origins of the Barril family


The surname Barril was first found in the county of Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from about 1400 when they were granted lands in that county.

Early History of the Barril family


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Barril Spelling Variations


Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Barrel, Barrell, Barril and others.

Early Notables of the Barril family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Barril family to Ireland


Some of the Barril family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Barril family to the New World and Oceana


Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Barril: George Barrell who settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1637; John Barrell settled in Boston in 1764; Lancelot Barrell settled in New England in 1748.

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