Show ContentsLebaron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The word Baron "is of Celtic extraction, and originally synonymous with man in general. It has this meaning in the Salic law, and in. The laws of the Lombards; in the English law, the phrase Baron and feme is equivalent to man and wife. It was afterward used to denote a man of respectability, a stout or valiant man. From denoting a stout or valiant man, it was employed as a name for a distinguished military leader, who having fought and conquered under some great commander, was afterward rewarded by him with a part of the lands which he had acquired." [1]

Early Origins of the Lebaron family

The surname Lebaron was first found in Baron, near Caen, Normandy. "William de Baron, son of Aiulph de Foro, was an early benefactor to Ardennes Abbey Normandy." [2]

The family landed in Devon shortly after the Conquest where Richard le Baron held one and a half fee there in 1165. [2]

While this early record follows the first Norman landing in Britain, we found another earlier record in 1095 when Lefuine Baron held estates at Bury in Suffolk. [3]

Later records at Sotterley in Suffolk listed the following: "The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £10, and in the gift of Frederick Barne, Esq., whose ancestor, Sir George Barne, was lord mayor of London in the time of Edward VI." [4]

Geoffrey le Barun was listed in the Assize Rolls of Hampshire in 1236 and a few years later John Barn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [3]

The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Richard le Baron in Devon; and Geoffrey le Barun in Oxfordshire. [5]

Early History of the Lebaron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebaron research. Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1428, 1477, 1488, 1500, 1505, 1508, 1520, 1534, 1539, 1555, 1647, 1685, 1705, 1715, 1718, 1722, 1726 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Lebaron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lebaron Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Lebaron were recorded, including Baron, Barrone, Barron, Barne, Barone and others.

Early Notables of the Lebaron family

Distinguished members of the family include William Barons or Barnes (d. 1505), Bishop of London and Master of the Rolls, "about whom singularly little is known, appears to have been educated at Oxford, where he took the degree of LL.D., but in what college or hall he studied has not been ascertained. " [6] Stephen Baron (d...
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Lebaron World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lebaron is the 18,605th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [7] However, in France, the name Lebaron is ranked the 8,781st most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [8]

Ireland Migration of the Lebaron family to Ireland

Some of the Lebaron family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Lebaron family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Lebaron family emigrate to North America: Barbe Baron who arrived in Quebec in 1667; Humerton Baron who settled in Jamaica in 1689; Ann Baron who arrived in South Carolina in 1788; Alex Baron who arrived in New Orleans in 1820.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lebaron (post 1700) +

  • Edward Wayne LeBaron Jr. (1930-2015), American football quarterback in the 1950s and early 1960s
  • William Johnson LeBaron, American politician, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona, 1888-96 [9]
  • Ralph W. LeBaron, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1902 [9]
  • John K. LeBaron, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Elgin, Illinois, 1881-84 [9]
  • Isaac Newton LeBaron (b. 1839), American politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Morristown, 1888 [9]
  • Percy LeBaron Spencer (1894-1970), American engineer and inventor of the microwave oven
  • LeBaron Drury (1813-1882), British Consul and High Sheriff of Saint John, New Brunswick, father of Charles Crater Drury
  • LeBaron Russell Briggs (1855-1934), American educator and first Dean of Men at Harvard University
  • LeBaron Bradford Prince (1840-1922), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1871-75; Governor of New Mexico Territory, 1889-93 [10]

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  3. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  7. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
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