Show ContentsBarrios History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Barrios family

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

Early History of the Barrios family

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Barrios 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 Barrios 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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Barrios Ranking

In the United States, the name Barrios is the 2,125th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]

United States Barrios migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barrios Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Cristóbal de Barrios, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Jerónimo de Barrios, who sailed to Peru in 1535
  • Juan de Barrios, who sailed to Veragua in 1535
Barrios Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Esteban Barrios, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 [2]
  • Cristobal De Barrios, who landed in America in 1813 [2]
  • Pedro De Barrios, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Francisco Barrios, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • I M Barrios, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [2]
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West Indies Barrios migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Barrios Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Lopes Barrios, who arrived in Jamaica in 1748 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barrios (post 1700) +

  • Donald Barrios, American businessman, assisted the work of the DEA
  • Zulma X. Barrios (b. 1944), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 2004 [4]
  • Jarrett Barrios, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1999-2002; Elected Massachusetts State Senate Middlesex, Suffolk & Essex District 2002 [4]
  • Gracia Barrios Rivadeneira (1927-2020), Chilean painter, winner of the 2011 National Prize for Plastic Arts
  • Carlos Jongitud Barrios (1924-2011), Mexican union leader and politician, Governor of San Luis Potosí (1979 to 1985)
  • Lucho Barrios (1934-2010), Peruvian bolero singer
  • Fernando Gutiérrez Barrios (1927-2000), Mexican politician, head of the secret police, governor of Veracruz
  • Fannie Barrios (1964-2005), Venezuelan bodybuilder
  • Eduardo Barrios (1884-1963), Chilean writer and poet
  • Arturo Barrios (b. 1962), Mexican long-distance runner and former world record holder
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  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook