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The story of the Barry family is rich with Scottish history. It begins in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada where Barry evolved as a name for some who lived in Barry, in Angus in mid-west Scotland. The place-name Barry, often spelled Barrie, is derived from the Gaelic word borrach, which means "rough, grassy hill."

Barry Early Origins



The surname Barry was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they have held territories from very ancient times.

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Barry Spelling Variations


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Barry Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Barry include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Barry, Barrie, Barre, Barrey, Barree and others.

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Barry Early History


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Barry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barry research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1495, 1658, 1713 and are included under the topic Early Barry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barry In Ireland


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Barry In Ireland



Some of the Barry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Barrys to arrive on North American shores:

Barry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Barry, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Clement Barry, who landed in St Christopher in 1633
  • Clement Barry who settled in St. Christopher in 1633
  • Clement Barry, who settled in St. Christopher in 1633
  • Garratt Barry, who settled in Virginia in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Barry, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • William Barry settled in South Carolina in 1716
  • Jean Barry, aged 33, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Charles Barry, who arrived in Virginia in 1720
  • James Bryan Barry, who arrived in Virginia in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Barry, who arrived in America in 1802
  • Ann Barry, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Elnr Barry, who landed in America in 1806
  • Lawrence Barry, aged 33, landed in New York in 1812
  • Betsey Barry, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1813
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Barry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • John Barry, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1752
  • Mr. Lewis Barry U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel Barry U.E. who arrived in Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 387 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Barry U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Barry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Barry, from Waterglass Hill, County Cork, was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1803
  • Fanny and John Barry both of whom arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Edmond Barry, aged 41, landed in Canada in 1823
  • Fanny Barry, aged 19, landed in Canada in 1823
  • John Barry, aged 32, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barry Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Barry, a bricklayer, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Alexander Barry, a cabinet-maker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Edmund Barry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Honora Barry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
  • Thomas Barry arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Barry, aged 29, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Richard Barry, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • William Barry, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Margaret Barry, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
  • Edward Barry landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barry (post 1700)



  • Edward Thomas "Ed" Barry (1919-2016), American professional ice hockey player and later, coach at Boston State College
  • Claire Barry (1920-2014), stage name of Clara Bagelman, half of the popular singing duo The Barry Sisters, the American Jazz and Klezmer entertainers of the 1940s to the early 1970s
  • Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. (1936-2014), American politician, Mayor of the District of Columbia (1995-1999)
  • William L. "Dick" Barry (1926-2013), American lawyer and politician, Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1954-1967)
  • John Barry (1745-1803), born in County Waterford, known as the "father of the American Navy."
  • A. Glenn Barry, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1920
  • Alexander Grant Barry (1892-1952), American Republican politician,U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1938-39; Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1945-50
  • Bill Barry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1996
  • Bob Barry, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Bryan Thomas Barry (1851-1919), American politician, Mayor of Dallas, Texas, 1894-95, 1897-98, 1904-06
  • ... (Another 109 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Barry Historic Events


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Barry Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Fred Barry, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edward Barry, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. W. Barry, Irish Fireman from Dublin, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Julia Barry (d. 1912), aged 26, American Third Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Barry


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Suggested Readings for the name Barry



  • Descendants of John Ambrose Rowe (including the Barry Family), Weld County Pioneer, 1828-1886 by Arliss S. Monk.

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Motto


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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: Regi legi fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to king and law.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  6. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
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The Barry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barry 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 26 August 2016 at 13:09.

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