Barron Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Barron Name Origin

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Origin of the Name Barron

The origin of the name Barron was found in the archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Barron include Barren and Baron. This name in Irish is 'Barun' and it has two distinct origins in Ireland. The first origin of the name is from the MacBarrons who were a branch of the O'Neills. The other main origin is from a branch of the Fitzgeralds who are descended from Maurice, son of Gerald, who accompanied Strongbow in the Anglo-Norman Invasion of 1170. They became a very powerful family with their leaders becoming Earls of Desmond. Garret Mor, eighth Earl of Kildare, was regarded as King of Ireland. Counties Waterford and Kilkenny was the location of the main settlements of the Barron families and the name can still be found in these Counties to this very day.
The Barron coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Barron descendants.
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