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  • Anne Waller (b. - 1634)
  • Bartholomew Barns (c.1543 - d.)
    The London, England Extracted Records from the Parish Church of St. Michael Bassishaw in Widford, Hertfordshire on the wedding of his daughter Margaret to Abbott call him a gentleman from Widford, Hert...
  • Benjamin Barns (c.1740 - bef.1809)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA (Soldier). DAR Ancestor # A202916 === GEDCOM Note ===Notes GEDCOM Source ===I Benjamin Barnes now in the county Davidson and state of Tennessee d...
  • Charity James (deceased)
  • Charles Albert Barns (1898 - 1918)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via father Charles Alexander Barns by SmartCopy : Apr 30 2015, 8:42:17 UTC

About the Barns surname

Surname Barns

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.


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