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Where did the Spanish Barrios family come from? What is the Spanish Barrios family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barrios family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barrios family history?

Noble surnames, such as Barrios, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barrios, 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 Barrios 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 Barrios research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barrios History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 171 words(12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrios Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Cristóbal de Barrios sailed to America in 1513
  • Jerónimo de Barrios sailed to Peru in 1535
  • Juan de Barrios sailed to Veragua in 1535

Barrios Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Lopes Barrios, who arrived in Jamaica in 1748

Barrios Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Esteban Barrios, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
  • Cristobal De Barrios, who landed in America in 1813
  • Pedro De Barrios, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Francisco Barrios, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • I M Barrios, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831


  • Donald Barrios, American businessman, assisted the work of the DEA
  • Agustín Barrios (1885-1944), Paraguayan guitarist and composer
  • Arturo Barrios (b. 1962), Mexican long-distance runner and former world record holder
  • Eduardo Barrios (1884-1963), Chilean writer and poet
  • Fannie Barrios (1964-2005), Venezuelan bodybuilder
  • Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios (1927-2000), Mexican politician, head of the secret police, governor of Veracruz
  • Lucho Barrios (1934-2010), Peruvian bolero singer
  • Carlos Jongitud Barrios (1924-2011), Mexican union leader and politician, Governor of San Luis Potosí (1979 to 1985)


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  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  11. ...

The Barrios Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrios 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.

This page was last modified on 4 January 2015 at 12:47.

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