The labarr surname is thought to evolve from the Old French words "barrer," or "barre" which have had a number of meanings. The reasons for surname to have evolved from the word are uncertain.
The surname labarr was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where they have long been established; although families of this name have no doubt emerged in many departments of France.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our labarr research.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1585, 1667, 1793, 1855, 1647, 1621, 1686, 1675, 1745, 1622, 1688, 1682, 1685, 1675, 1744, 1745 and 1766 are included under the topic Early labarr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family name at this period was Blessed Nicolas Barré (1621-1686), a French Minim Priest, founder of the Infant Jesus Sisters; Michel de la Barre (c.
1675-1745), a French composer and renowned flautist known as being the first person to publish solo flute music; Joseph-Antoine le Fèbvre de La... Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early labarr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charlotte Barre, who was on record in Quebec in 1639; Capitaine De la Barre, who settled in Montreal in 1644; Catherine Barre, one of the "Filles du Roi".