Barry Family History
Barry Surname History
This Barry research page contains the accumulated history of the Barry family name made up of user-contributed content from users like you. Barry family history has a rich and complex origin whose details have been accumulated over the years by Barry family members. The last name Barry is an old family line that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the Barry family has migrated, it has evolved making its etymology difficult to uncover.
The Barry family (Irish: de Barra) is a family of Cambro-Norman origins which once had extensive land holdings in Wales and County Cork,Ireland. The founder of the family was a Norman knight, Odo de Barri who assisted in the Norman Conquest during the 11th century. As reward for his military services, Odo was granted estates in Pembrokeshire and around Barry, including Barry Island just off the coast and named after the 6th century Saint Baruc.
Odo’de Barri grandson, Gerald of Wales, a 12th century scholar, gives the origin of his family's name, de Barry, in his Itinerarium Cambriae (1191): "Not far from Caerdyf is a small island situated near the shore of the Severn, called Barri, from St. Baroc … . From hence a noble family, of the maritime parts of South Wales, who owned this island and the adjoining estates, received the name of de Barri."
Many family members later assisted in the Norman invasion of Ireland. For the family's services, King John of England awarded Philip's son, William de Barry, extensive baronies in the Kingdom of South Munster, specifically the defunct Uí Liatháin kingdom (O'Lethan and Imokilly) with its late seat at Castlelyons.
Odo de Barry was the grantee of the immense manor of Manorbierin Pembrokeshire, which included the manors of Jameston and Manorbier Newton, as well as the manors of Begelly and Penally. He built the first motte-and-bailey at Manorbier. His son, William FitzOdo de Barry, is the common ancestor of the Barry family in Ireland. He rebuilt Manorbier Castle in stone and the family retained the lordship of Manorbier until the 15th century.
Issue of William FitzOdo de Barry
He had sons: Robert, Philip, Walter and Gerald (better known as Giraldus Cambrensis) by Angharad (also known as Hangharad) daughter of Gerald de Windsor (died 1135) andNest ferch Rhys (died after 1136). After Gerald's death, Nest's sons married her to Stephen, her husband's constable of Cardigan Castle, by whom she had another two sons; the eldest was Robert Fitz-Stephen.
- Robert de Barry accompanied his half-uncle Robert Fitz-Stephen in the Norman invasion of Ireland. He took part in the Siege of Wexford and was killed at the battle of Lismore in 1185.
- Philip de Barry came to Ireland in 1185 to assist his half-uncle Robert Fitz-Stephen, and his first cousin Raymond FitzGerald (also known as Raymond Le Gros), in their efforts to recover lands in the modern county Cork - the cantreds of Killede, Olethan and Muscarydonegan.
The latter cantred, variously called Muscry-donnegan or "O'Donegan's country" or "Múscraighe Tri Maighe", was a rural deanery in the Diocese of Cloyne. It is now identified as the barony of Orrery and Kilmore. The name "Olethan" (or "Oliehan") is an anglicisation of the Gaelic Uí Liatháin which refers to the early medieval kingdom of the Uí Liatháin. Thispetty kingdom encompassed most of the present Barony of Barrymore and the neighbouring barony of Kinnatalloon. The name Killyde survives in "Killeady Hills", the name of the hill country south of the city of Cork. These cantreds or baronies had been expropriated by another (half) first cousin, Ralph Fitz-Stephen (died 1182), the grandson of Nesta by Stephen, Constable of Cardigan. Robert Fitz-Stephen eventually ceded these territories to Philip de Barry, his half-nephew. On 24 February 1206, King John I of England confirmedWilliam de Barry, Philip's son, in the possession of these territories and, by letters patent, conferred on him the Lordships of Castlelyons, Buttevant and Barry's Court in East Cork. The family would eventually acquire the honours of Viscount Buttevant and Earl of Barrymore.
Barryscourt Castle near Carrigtwohill was the seat of the Barry family from the 12th century until 1617 when they removed to Barrymore Castle in Castlelyons. In 1771, the 7th Earl saw Barrymore Castle burn to the ground. The family fortunes were subsequently dissipatated by his issue, the 7th and 8th Earls.
Barry country of origin
The Barry family ( Irish : de Barra ) is a family of Cambro-Norman origins (Normandy,France) which once had extensive land holdings in Wales and County Cork , Ireland . The founder of the family was a Norman knight, Odo, who assisted in the Norman Conquest during the 11th century. As reward for his military services, Odo was granted estates in Pembrokeshire and around Barry , including Barry Island just off the coast and named after the 6th century Saint Baruc .
Meaning of the last name Barry
Gerald of Wales, a 12th century scholar, gives the origin of his family's name, de Barry, in his Itinerarium Cambriae (1191): "Not far from Caerdyf is a small island situated near the shore of the Severn, called Barri, from St. Baroc … . From hence a noble family, of the maritime parts of South Wales, who owned this island and the adjoining estates, received the name of de Barri."
- Catherine Barry / Berry Barry 1759 - 1843
- Helen Barry
- Richard Barry 7th Earl Of Barrymore, 7th Earl of Barrymore 1759 - 1793
- Henry Barry 8th Earl Of Barrymore, 8th Earl of Barrymore 1770 - 1823
- Joanna De La Barry Bere
- John Barry Taylor 1837 - 1914
- Anne or Hannah Barry 1608 - 1675
- Elizabeth Pembridge Barry 1338 - ?
- ? de Bredwardine Barry 1330 - ?
- Richard Barry 6th Earl Of Barrymore, 6th Earl of Barrymore 1745 - 1773
- David Barry
- Alice Talbot Barry 1390 - 1436
- Amelia Barry Countess Of Stanhope Barrymore, Countess of Barrymore 1749 - 1780
- John John Barry Barre
- Barry Barry
- Walter D. Barry
- Maud Matilda Matilda Barry 1342 - ?
- Ellice Barry Fitzgerald
- Denis Verch Hopkin Barry 1325 - 1402
- Beatrix Carew Barry 1284 - ?
Barry Family Tree
Famous people named Barry
- A. Constantine Barry (1815–88), American educator and politician
- Alfred Barry (1826–1910), Anglican Bishop of Sidney; second son of Charles Barry
- Ann Street Barry (1734–1801), English actress; second wife of Spranger Barry
- Bonny Barry (born 1960), Australian politician
- Brent Barry (born 1971), American sports commentator and former basketball player; third son of Rick Barry
- Brian Barry (1936–2009), British philosopher
- Cathy Barry (born 1967), English pornographic actress
- Charles Barry (1795–1860), English architect, main designer of the Palace of Westminster
- Charles Barry, Jr. (1823–1900), English architect; eldest son of Charles Barry
- Christopher Barry (born 1925), British television director
- Claudja Barry (born 1952), Jamaican-Canadian singer and actress
- B. Constance Barry
- Damion Barry (born 1982), Trinidadian sprinter
- Daniel Barry (disambiguation)
- Dave Barry (born 1947), American author and columnist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize
- David Barry (disambiguation)
- David de Barry, 5th Viscount Barry (c. 1550–1617), Irish peer
- Dede Barry (born 1972), American cyclist
- Denis Barry (1929–2003), president of the United States Chess Federation (1993–96)
- Don "Red" Barry (1912–80), American film actor
- Drew Barry (born 1973), American retired basketball player; fourth son of Rick Barry
- Edward Middleton Barry (1830–80), English architect; third son of Charles Barry
- Elizabeth Barry (1658–1713), English actress
- Fred Barry (born 1948), American football player in the National Football League
- Frederick G. Barry (1845–1909), member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Gareth Barry (born 1981), English footballer
- Garret Barry (disambiguation)
- Gene Barry (1919–2009), American stage, screen and television actor
- Gerald Barry (disambiguation)
- Glenn Barry, American musician, former bass player in the symphonic metal band Kamelot
- Grant Barry, American musician
- Hilary Barry (born 1969), New Zealand television personality
- Jack Barry (disambiguation)
- James Barry (disambiguation)
- James de Barry, 4th Viscount Buttevant (1520–81), Irish peer
- Jason Barry-Smith (born 1969), Australian operatic baritone, vocal coach, composer and arranger
- Jeff Barry (born 1938), American pop music songwriter, singer and record producer
- J. Esmonde Barry (1923–2007), Canadian healthcare activist and political commentator
- Joan Barry (disambiguation)
- John Barry (disambiguation)
- John Wolfe-Barry (1836–1918), English civil engineer, co-designer of Tower Bridge; youngest son of Charles Barry
- Jonathan Barry (born 1988), Bahamian cricketer
- Jonathan B. Barry (born 1945), American Democratic politician, businessman, and farmer
- Jon Barry (born 1969), American television analyst and former basketball player; second son of Rick Barry
- Kate Barry (1752–1823), heroine of the American Revolutionary War
- Keith Barry (born 1976), Irish illusionist, mentalist and close-up magician
- Kevin Barry (1902–20), Irish Republican Army member
- Kevin Barry (boxer) (born 1959), New Zealand former boxer, boxing trainer and manager
- Krystal Barry, American beauty queen
- Len Barry
- Leo Barry
- Lyall Barry, New Zealand swimmer
- Lynda Barry
- Lynn Barry
- Madame du Barry
- Mamadou Barry, Guinean footballer
- Margaret Stuart Barry
- Marion Barry
- Marty Barry
- Mary Barry, Canadian musician
- Maryanne Trump Barry
- Max Barry
- Michael Barry (disambiguation)
- Morris Barry
- Patrick Barry (disambiguation)
- Paul Barry
- Peter Barry
- Philip Barry
- Rahmane Barry
- Ralph Andrews Barry (1883–1939), philatelic writer
- Raymond J. Barry
- Redmond Barry
- Rick Barry
- Robert L. Barry
- Rod Barry
- Sam Barry
- Scooter Barry
- Sebastian Barry
- Spranger Barry
- Stuart Milner-Barry
- Susan R. Barry
- Sy Barry
- Todd Barry
- Tom Barry
- Tom Barry (screenwriter)
- Wesley Barry
- William Barry (disambiguation)
Nationality and Ethnicity of Barry
The Barry surname comes from de Barri, a French Norman name which may have been derived from a small village in Normandy known as La Barre. family of Cambro-Norman origins (Normandy,France) which once had extensive land holdings in Wales and County Cork,Ireland. The founder of the family was a Norman knight, Odo, who assisted in the Norman Conquest during the 11th century. As reward for his military services, Odo was granted estates in Pembrokeshire and around Barry, including Barry Island just off the coast and named after the 6th century Saint Baruc.
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Fun facts about the Barry family
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Barry spelling variations
Barry,Di Barri,De Barri,Di Barre,Barrymore