The rich and ancient history of the Berbarey family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes 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 Berbarey family
The surname Berbarey was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Berbarey family
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Berbarey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Berbarey have been found, including Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Berbarey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berbarey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Berbarey, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666.