Last Name BARRON


Meaning Official or nickname 'a baron,' or a man who put on an air of dignity such as might become a baron.
A valiant man.
The word Baron is of Celtic extraction, and originally synonymous with man in general. It has this meaning in the Salic law, and in the laws of the Lombards; in the English law, the phrase baron and feme is equivalent to man and wife. It was afterward used to denote a man of respectability, a stout or valiant man; and Barone was also used by the Italians to signify a beggar. From denoting a stout or valiant man, it was employed as a name for a distinguished military leader, who having fought and conquered under some great commander, was afterward rewarded by him with a part of the lands which he had acquired. As a surname, it was originally Le Baron, The Baron. Gaelic, Baran, a baron.
Origin English, Scottish, Jewish, Spanish, Irish, Basque, Haitian, Creole, Zimbabwean, South african, Liberian

Rank 678 (2000 US census) 714 (1990 US census)
Count 46,196 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 53.82%, or 24863 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 9.41%, or 4347 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.58%, or 268 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.47%, or 217 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.06%, or 490 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 34.66%, or 16012 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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