The name Barryn is an occupational
surname, deriving from word for the title of a Baron
. The surname Barryn 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 Barryn is Barún.
Early Origins of the Barryn family
The surname Barryn 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 Barryn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barryn 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 Barryn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barryn Spelling Variations
Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations
for the name Barryn include: Barron, Baron
, Barone, Barrone and others.
Early Notables of the Barryn 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 Barryn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barryn family to the New World and Oceana
experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families
. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Barryn: 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 Barryn 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