Last name: Barron

This interesting name originated from the Old French "baron", "barun" baron, possibly denoting a person of title or rank, but more often was a nickname for a peasant who had ideas above his station. However "baron" in Scotland denoted a member of a class of minor landowners who had a certain degree of jurisdiction over the local populace, and the title was also awarded to certain freemen of the cities of London and York, who were homages to the King and also, of the Cinque Ports who had the feudal service of bearing the canopy over the head of the sovereign on the day of coronation. Finally the surname may come from the Old French personal name "Baro" or else referred to someone who served in a baronial household. One Osbert le Barun was recorded in the Close Rolls in 1274, while the Hundred Rolls of Devonshire list Richard le Baron in 1273. Interesting namebearers include Hugh Barron and his brother William Angustus a landscape painter and held a position in exchequer, 1777. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gervase Baronn, London Personal Names, which was dated 1250 - 1256, in the Early London Personal Names, during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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noemi Barron jacobo

Feel special lol

Daniela Barrón

I've always been curious about my ancestors. I also read somewhere that Barron comes from Ireland. I'm "100%" mexican??

Ashleah Barron

Maybe you have Irish, Scottish, French or English heritage somewhere in your family line?

I have big family and every one seems to think we have a cool last name.

Michael barron Jr
awesome Name..look me up on facebook Michael Barron Jr.

Leslie Barron campos
My name is Leslie Barron , from my moms side. I guess I have a bit of French , even though my moms side immigrated from Spain over the centuries

i love the name Barron it is so cool my last name is Barron........

Mark Barron Irish Surname. It is a great name.

My last name is Barron except I'm not sure where it comes from.

Jack Barron
Can trace our Barron's back to the same village in north west England for the past 500 years

Carol K
Hi Jack ! I am a granddaughter of a Christopher Barron from Lawrence, MA. His father Robert. B 1847 in England , coming to Lawrence before 1883 and grandparents Joseph & Ann in England. Do you have any connections there?

Tammy Singletary Wyatt
looking to contact Jack Barron,if his father is Mid Barron would love to get the family history on my grandmothers side of the family.E-mail