The name Barrum is an occupational
surname, deriving from word for the title of a Baron
. The surname Barrum 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 Barrum is Barún.
Early Origins of the Barrum family
The surname Barrum 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.
Early History of the Barrum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrum research.Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1500, 1610, 1696, 1607, 1651 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Barrum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barrum Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelt names simply the way they sounded, which explains the various name spelling variations
of the name Barrum that were encountered when researching that surname. The many spelling variations included: Barron, Baron
, Barone, Barrone and others.
Early Notables of the Barrum 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... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barrum family to the New World and Oceana
Ireland's Great Potato Famine
left the country's inhabitants in extreme poverty and starvation. Many families left their homeland for North America for the promise of work, freedom and land ownership. Although the Irish were not free of economic and racial discrimination in North America, they did contribute greatly to the rapid development of bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Eventually, they would be accepted in other areas such as commerce, education, and the arts. An examination of immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Barrum: Ellis Barron who settled in Watertown in 1640 from Waterford; Robert Barron settled in Virginia in 1634; Elizeus Barron who settled in Woodbridge New Jersey in 1705.
The Barrum Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortuna juvat audaces
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the brave