Barris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Barris family

The surname Barris was first found in Germany, where the name Bary became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Barris family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barris research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1859 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Barris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barris Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bary, Bari, Barie, Barry, Barrie, Barri, Bery, Baery, Beri, Baeri, Baerie, Berie, Berry, Baerry, Berrie, Baerrie, Berri and many more.

Early Notables of the Barris family (pre 1700)

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Canada Barris migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barris Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Barris, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Barris (post 1700) +

  • George Barris (1922-2016), American photographer best known for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe
  • George Barris (1925-2015), born George Salapatas, an American designer and builder of famous Hollywood custom cars, including the Munster Koach and the 1966 Batmobile
  • Michael C. Barris, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 57th District, 2004 [1]
  • Lon Barris, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1952 [1]

The Barris Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidus Deo et regi
Motto Translation: Faith in God and King.

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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