Bernabe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bernabe family
The surname Bernabe was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common. The name Bernabe, like many surnames originated as a personal name. The name Barnabas was a fairly common surname in Europe at the time surnames usage was first beginning, and was made popular by the fact that it was borne by a character in the Bible, a companion of St. Paul. The name means "son of Nabia," the name Nabia coming from an Arameic word meaning "confession."
Early History of the Bernabe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernabe research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1559 are included under the topic Early Bernabe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bernabe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barnabei, Barnabeo, Barnabo, Barnaba, Barnobi, Bernabeo, Bernabe, Bernabo, Bernaba, Barnabucci, Barnacchi, Barni, Barno, Barna, Barnini, Barnino and many more.
Early Notables of the Bernabe family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Bernabe is the 10,813rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Bernabe is ranked the 5,332nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Bernabe migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bernabe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Marguerite Bernabe, who arrived in South Carolina in 1763 
Bernabe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jose Bernabe, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802 
- Juan Bernabe, who landed in Florida in 1863 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bernabe (post 1700) +
- Richard A. Bernabe, American photographer, teacher and author, specialized on nature, wild life and travel photography
- Amalia Bernabé (1895-1983), Argentine stage and film actress
- Paulino Bernabe II (b. 1960), Spanish luthier
- Paulino Bernabe Senior (1932-2007), Spanish luthier
- Jean Bernabé (1942-2017), French writer and linguist
- Teresa Bernabe (b. 1983), Spanish cellist and singer-songwriter
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)