Barrons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Barrons is an occupational surname, deriving from word for the title of a Baron. The surname Barrons was also applied as a nickname to a person with a regal or dignified bearing reminiscent of a baron. The Gaelic form of the name Barrons is Barún.

Early Origins of the Barrons family

The surname Barrons was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster, where they were granted lands by Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, for their assistance on his invasion of Ireland.

Important Dates for the Barrons family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrons research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1500, 1610, 1696, 1607, 1651 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Barrons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barrons Spelling Variations

Church officials and medieval scribes spelled names as they sounded; therefore, single person, could have his name spelt many different ways during their lifetime. While investigating the origins of the name Barrons, many spelling variations were encountered, including: Barron, Baron, Barone, Barrone and others.

Early Notables of the Barrons family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family up to this time was Bonaventure Baron, O.F.M., (1610-1696), Irish Franciscan friar who was a noted theologian, philosopher, teacher and writer of Latin prose and verse; and his...
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Barrons migration to the United States

In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Barrons:

Barrons Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Barrons, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • John Barrons, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa, in 1840 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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