Debarras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Debarras is an occupational name; that is, it is derived from the occupation of the original bearer. In this case, it is derived from the Old French word bar, which means bass; sea bass are a staple fish found in the Mediterranean. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Debarras family
The surname Debarras was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Debarras family
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Debarras Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barras, Baras, Barrasse, Baraz, Le Barras, Barace, Le Barace, Barèce and many more.
Early Notables of the Debarras family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Debarras family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Barras, who settled in Louisiana in 1765; Joseph Barras settled in Louisiana in 1757; Joshua Barrass settled in America in 1719 and Joshua Barras, aged 21, settled in Annapolis in 1721..