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Berbaray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the name Berbaray are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a baptismal name meaning son of Barbara. In some instances, the name may have also been a nickname for someone, such as a Moor or Berber, who appeared to be of North African heritage. In such a case the name is a reference to the Barbary Coast of North Africa.

Early Origins of the Berbaray family

The surname Berbaray was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Berbaray family

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Berbaray Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Berbaray family name include Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.

Early Notables of the Berbaray family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Berbaray family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Berbaray surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666.

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