Show ContentsLebarone 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 Lebarone family

The surname Lebarone 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 Lebarone family

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

Lebarone Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Lebarone include Baron, Barrone, Barron, Barne, Barone and others.

Early Notables of the Lebarone family (pre 1700)

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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Ireland Migration of the Lebarone family to Ireland

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

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lebarone or a variant listed above: 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.



  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  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


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