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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.

Barbé Early Origins



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

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Barbé Spelling Variations


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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.

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Barbé Early History


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Barbé Early History



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

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Barbé Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barbé Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Barbé In Ireland


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Barbé In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 came to 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 came to Nova Scotia in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barbé (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Barbé Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barbé 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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