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The Lebarre 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.

Early Origins of the Lebarre family

The surname Lebarre 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. [1]

Early History of the Lebarre family

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Lebarre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barre, Barré, LaBarre, de La Barre and others.

Early Notables of the Lebarre family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Antonio Barre who was of French extraction, but the place and date of his birth are unknown. We find him as a composer of established repute at Rome in 1550. In 1555 he started in that capital a printing-press, which he afterwards removed to Milan, and from which he published a series of six volumes containing pieces by himself and other writers. [2] Leonard Barre was a native of Limoges, and pupil of Willaert, a singer in the Papal Chapel in 1537, and thus contemporary with Arcadelt. He was one of the musicians...
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Migration of the Lebarre family

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".

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
  2. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols on Facebook