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  • Abel Barnes (1775 - 1865)
  • Abigail Frost (Barnes) (1656 - 1723)
    _UID: 9C62479FE203E84E8AB76023F71F48022305 Note: !Source: Vital Records, Banford-Barbour Film.
  • Abigail Barnes (b. - 1748)
  • Abigail Barnes (1670 - c.1748)
    After checking out the citations that people sent me, as much as I could get ahold of them, mostly TAG, and a couple of citations, I never did get ahold of the Prindle book, I found that documents su...
  • Abigail Hubbard Morse (1695 - 1741)

About the Barnes surname

Surname Barnes

Surname Origin: English, Scottish, Irish

Definition: Of the barn (barley house), this British surname is often derived from a significant barn in the local region. A possibly alternative origin can be suggeste by the parish of Barnes in Aberdeenshire, Scotland which derives its name from the Gaelic word "bearn," meaning "gap."

There are multiple theories of the origin of the surname. It is variously suggested to be of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, or Irish provenance. According to one etymology, the name is derived from Old English beorn which means warrior, which is in turn of Old Norse origin. In another account, it was simply an occupational name for a person who works in a barn, or a topographic name for a person who lives near a barn.

Alternate Spellings: Barns, Bernes

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