Last name: Barr
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Originally from the Irish monk Barr-fhionn* who around the year 593 left Dalriada as a missionary to the Britons living in southwest Scotland (formally Carrick, now South Ayrshire). Travelling along the river Stinchar he had his cell in what is the present day village of Barr. He left the area, probably at the time of the Angle invasion under Ethelfrith king of the Angles (603) He sailed for the island now called Barra in his name. The church of St. Barr was completed there in 620 A.D. The name Barr is a place name. People who left that area were originally called de Barr (1250- 1320). The "de was eventually dropped. Note: Meaning; Barr (top) Fhionn (fair) = fair haired
My great grandfather came to North Dakota from Scotland with his blacksmith tools in a beautiful trunk that my parents have, but I don't have any additional information about where in Scotland he was from or when he arrived in the U.S. Anyone know anything about Barrs that ended up in Grafton ND?
My Barr family is from northern Indiana (Noble County). Dad born 1954 indelaware County, IN was Michael Paul Barr Sr. Grandpa was Henry Paul Barr born 1927 Jay Co., IN. G-Grandpa was James Henry Barr born 1902 Delaware Co., IN. GG-Grandpa was William Perry Barr born 1868 Delaware Co., IN. GGG-Grandpa was James Barr born 1834 Richland Co., OH. GGGG-Grandpa was James Barr born around 1793 in Centre Co., PA. My problem is in verifying my GGGG-Grandfather back. My dad had fire-red hair and was always said to have the old Irish temper. I would appreciate anyone with a link. Thanks. Shoot2much@yahoo.com
I'm related to the Archibald Barr of Barr and Stroud from Glasgow :)
My Names Barr And I Come From Derry.
Margery Darlene Barr
I must have got on the wrong train somewhere. My grandfather John William Barr, was from Utica, New York and he swore he was Polish
I am a Barr from liverpool England am looking to try and trace back my origens
William Barr & Eliza Moore
I am looking for information re my great-great grandparents, William Barr b 1810 and Eliza Moore b 1816. They were apparently born in Newtown-Stewart south of Londonderry, Ireland. Can't find information regarding their parents, etc. Anyone know anything about them?
My maiden name is Barr and I'm from Donegal in Ireland. My dad is William Barr. His name seems to be one of the most common Barr names. My grandad and brother are both called John (another common name with the Barrs) Are any of you related to us?
I am interested in learning where my family comes from; my dad swears we are Canadian and everyone is from Toronto. Canada is not even 150 years old, so someone would have had to come from somewhere! Are there any other Canadian Barr's here?
Marie Denton nee Jones
I am looking for information on my grandmothers side. Her name was Ayls Barr, i believe she was born in New Zealand but i want to know where her parents were from. She married my grandad and became a Coburn in 1945/6 they divorced and i have never met her....they had 3 children
William Hugh Barr
In response to William Barr & Eliza Moore, Newton Stewart is actually in South West Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway). My great uncle Alexander Barr was the Lord Provost there in the 1950s. The Barr family was from the village of Creetown, 5 miles away where most of the men worked in the granite quarries around that area. My grandfather, William Barr, always said that the family were Galloway Irish, which I think probably meant that they had been there for some generations and then returned to Scotland to find work. The Barr name is not uncommon in SW Scotland particularly Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and the Glasgow area.
Any relatives still in Scotland or South Australia. My great great grandfather Robert Barr came to south Australia from Lesmahagow in Scotland.