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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.

Barros Early Origins



The surname Barros was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Barros Spelling Variations


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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.

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Barros Early History


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Barros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barros research. Another 155 words (11 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.

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Barros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barros Early Notables (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 Barros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Mendaña, whom she accompanied on a Pacific expedition in 1595 that led to the discovery of the Santa Cruz islands. After Mendaña's death she became Governor of the lands they had discovered. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Fernán Barrera, who sailed to America in 1512.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barros (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Juan José Barros (b. 1989), Peruvian footballer
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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    The Barros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barros Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 February 2016 at 13:48.

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