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Noble surnames, such as Barro, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barro, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in Spain
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Barro 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 Barro family
The surname Barro was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Barro family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barro research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barro 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 Barro 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 Barro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barro family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anthony Barro, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Barro (post 1700)
- Mary Helen Barro, radio broadcasting executive