Origins Available: English
The name Barbé is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It 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.
Early Origins of the Barbé family
The surname Barbé was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barbé family
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Barbé Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Barbé has undergone many spelling variations
, including Barbe, Barb, Berb, Berbe, Barrbe, Berrbe and others.
Early Notables of the Barbé family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbé family to Ireland
Some of the Barbé 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.
Migration of the Barbé family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barbé were among those contributors:
Barbé Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Adrian Barbe, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
Barbé Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anne Barbe, who arrived in America in 1709
- Jeanne Barbe, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720
- Mr. Barbe was established in Louisiana in 1727
- Catherine Barbe, who arrived in Illinois sometime between 1727 and 1743
Barbé Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Antoine Barbe, who settled in Alabama in 1827
- Henry Barbe, who settled in Baltimore in 1833
Barbé Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century
- Colas Barbe, who arrived in Canada in 1535
Barbé Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Elisabeth Barbe, who arrived in Quebec in 1696
Barbé Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jacques Barbe, who settled in Canada in 1743
- Rudolph Barbe, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1752
Contemporary Notables of the name Barbé (post 1700)
- David Barbe (b. 1963), American musician and producer/engineer
- Walter Barbe, American author and educator
- Jane Barbe (1928-2003), American voice actress, best known as the "Time Lady," for the recordings she made for major phone companies
- Denis Barbe (b. 1978), Seychellois footballer
- Andre Joseph Barbe (1923-2004), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey right winger
- Manon Barbe, Canadian politician, city councillor from Montreal, Quebec
- Ghislain Barbe, Canadian illustrator and artist