The name Berbary has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally 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 Berbary family
The surname Berbary was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Berbary family
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Berbary Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Berbary include Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Berbary family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berbary family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666.