Barror History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The first bearer of the name Barror most likely took on this name based on an early member of the family who was a someone who was "as strong as a bear" having derived from Old French nickname berart.

Early Origins of the Barror family

The surname Barror was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. They held a family seat in that province at Demaine where they were nobility from about the times of the Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Barror family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barror research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1789 and 1828 are included under the topic Early Barror History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barror Spelling Variations

There are many spelling variations of Breton surnames, because the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find references to one individual with many different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. The name has been spelled Berard, Barrard, Berad and others.

Early Notables of the Barror family (pre 1700)

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Barror migration to the United States

Records show the name Barror in some of the earliest immigrant records of North America:

Barror Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bridgie Barror, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool and Queenstown [1]
  • Michael Barror, aged 4, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool and Queenstown [2]
  • Stephen Barror, aged 5, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool and Queenstown [3]
  • Clarence W. Barror, who arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Aller" from Cherbourg, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barror (post 1700)

  • Cecil Barror (1911-1999), Irish barrister, actor and broadcaster, Member of the Abbey Theatre from 1936 to 1979

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM6-H47 : 6 December 2014), Bridgie Barror, 14 May 1894; citing departure port Liverpool and Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM6-H44 : 6 December 2014), Michael Barror, 14 May 1894; citing departure port Liverpool and Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXM6-H4W : 6 December 2014), Stephen Barror, 14 May 1894; citing departure port Liverpool and Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX78-3PL : 6 December 2014), Clarence W. Barror, 14 Sep 1896; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Aller, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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