Barros History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Barros, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barros, 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 Barros 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 Barros family
The surname Barros was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Barros family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barros research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1625 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Barros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barros 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 Barros 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...
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Migration of the Barros family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: one of the most interesting figures of the sixteenth century explorers: Isabel Barreto. She was a Spanish navigator who voyaged to America in the late 1500s. In Peru she married Alvaro de Mendañ.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barros (post 1700) +
- Dana Barros (b. 1967), American NBA basketball player
- Ricardo M. Barros, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1986 
- Maurice Barros, American politician, Representative from Delaware at-large, 2004 
- Enerio Barros, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004 
- Andrea Barros, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1972 
- António Monteiro Teixeira de Barros (1949-2018), Portuguese professional footballer for the Portugal National Team (1968-1976)
- Manoel Wenceslau Leite de Barros (1916-2014), Brazilian poet, twice awarded the Prêmio Jabuti (the "Tortoise Prize")
- Eduardo Barros, Brazilian comic book artist
- Marisa Barros (b. 1980), Portuguese long-distance runner
- Leila Barros (b. 1971), Brazilian Olympic volleyball player
- ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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