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  • Abel Barnes (1775 - 1865)
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  • Abigail Barnes (1642 - 1679)
    Children# Thomas Barnes was born 23 MAR 1661/62 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and died 23 APR 1734 in Brookfield, Massachusetts.# Dorothy Barnes was born 6 FEB 1663/64 in Marlborough, Massachusetts. S...
  • Abigail Barnes (1717 - d.)
  • Abigail Warner (1689 - 1753)
    References *"Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 September 2019), Abigail Barnes, ; citing Marriage, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State...
  • Abigail Barnes (1670 - 1748)
    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 such as wi...

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 and Bernes


There is now a project dedicated to this surname and its variants: Barnes Family Project.