Show ContentsBarroso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Barroso, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barroso, 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 Barroso 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 Barroso family

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

Early History of the Barroso family

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Barroso 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 Barroso 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 scholar Matías Barrio y Mier; nineteenth century Spanish military officer Cándido Barrios; nineteenth century Chilean writer Diego Barros Arana; nineteenth century Spanish actor Antonio Barroso; nineteenth century Salvadoran President Gerardo Barrios; nineteenth century Guatemalan President Justo Rufino Barrios; and nineteenth century Chilean writer Daniel Barros Grez. Alonzo de Bárcena (also called de Barzana) was a Spanish...
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Barroso Ranking

In the United States, the name Barroso is the 10,392nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Barroso is ranked the 8,012nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Barroso migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barroso Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Gaspar Barroso, who sailed to America in 1516
  • Martín Barroso, who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1534
  • Diego Barroso, who sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535
Barroso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gaspar Barroso, who landed in America in 1816 [3]
  • Martin Barroso, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834 [3]
  • Juan Barroso, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835 [3]
  • Diego Barroso, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [3]
  • Antonio Barroso, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barroso (post 1700) +

  • Maria de Jesus Simões Barroso Soares GCL (1925-2015), Portuguese politician and actress, wife of former Portuguese President Mario Soares and First Lady of Portugal between 1986 and 1996
  • Ignez Magdalena "Inezita" Aranha de Lima Barroso (1925-2015), Brazilian folk singer
  • José Barroso Pimentel (b. 1953), Brazilian banker and politician

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