Barrett Family Crest / Barrett Coat of Arms
Origins= Irish, French
Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Barrett, Barret, Barett, Baret, Barratt, Barrat, Barat, Baratt, McWhadden and many more.
First found in the county of Yorkshire where they had been settled from very ancient times before the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Henry Barrett who settled in Virginia in 1652; Francis Barrett in Virginia in 1653; Patrick Barrett settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1789. In Newfoundland, John, of Poole, Dorset, England, settled in Bread and Cheese Cove, around 1728.
Motto: Honor virtus probitas.
Crest: A half lion.
Coat of Arms: A red and silver striped shield (barry).