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The surname Berrey was first found in Austria, where the name Barre became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barre, Bare, Barey, Barrey, Barray, Baerre, Berre, Baere, Bere, Baerey, Berrey, Baerrey and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berrey research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berrey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Barre who arrived in New York in 1680; Jacob Barre, Sr. and Jacob Barre, Jr. both of whom arrived in Pennsylvania in 1718; John George Barre who arrived in South Carolina in 1735.

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  2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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  5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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The Berrey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berrey 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.

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