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The Anglo-Saxon name Berbe comes from the baptismal name meaning the son of Barbara. The name is equally often of nickname derivation and was given to a man with a heavy beard.

Berbe Early Origins



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

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Berbe Spelling Variations


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Berbe Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Berbe were recorded, including Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.

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Berbe Early History


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Berbe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berbe research. Another 411 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1229, 1500, 1795 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Berbe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berbe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berbe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berbe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berbe In Ireland


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Berbe In Ireland



Some of the Berbe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Berbe family emigrate to North America: Adrian Barbe, who arrived in Virginia in 1621; Anne Barbe, who arrived in America in 1709; Rudolph Barbe, who came to Nova Scotia in 1752; and Henry Barbe, who settled in Baltimore in 1833..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Berbe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berbe 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 18 October 2013 at 14:45.

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