January 1, 2003 in Family

More About Barzey Surname

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Shortly after my mom died 8 years ago, I started working on a family genealogy tree. In addition, I started trying to find out the origin of the BARZEY name. Since I wasn’t really get much information from family, this lead to site on the internet which promised to provide all the answers for $24.99. Below is what I received. I am not sure I agree with profile as based on my own research, the earliest listing for Barzey surname I found was in Wales not Italy; but it makes for a good read.

This Italian surname of BARZEY was a given name in Christian Europe, and it derived its popularity from the apostle St. Bartholomew, the patron saint of tanners, vintners and butlers, about whom virtually nothing is known. The origins of Italian surnames are not clear, and much work remains to be done on medieval Italian records. It seems that fixed bynames, in some cases hereditary, were in use in the Venetian Republic by the end of the 10th century. The typical Italian surname endings are ‘i’ and ‘o’, the former being characteristic of northern Italy. The singular form ‘o’ is more typical of southern Italy. The name has many variant spellings which include Bartoli, Bartolini, Bartolo, and Barto.

Daniello BARTOLI (1608-1650) was the Italian clergyman and writer, born in Ferrara. He became rector of the Jesuit College in Rome, and wrote religious novels about the Jesuit missions in the East. Lorenzo BARTOLINI (1777-1850) was the Italian neo-classical scholar, born in Vernio in Tuscany. In the Middle Ages heraldry came into use as a practical matter. It originated in the devices used to distinguish the armored warriors in tournament and war, and was also placed on seals in marks of identity. As far as records show, true heraldry began in the middle of the 12th century, and appeared almost simultaneously in several countries of Western Europe.

Another notable member of the name was Edward Anton BARTOLETTI, who was born on the 17th January 1918 in Butte, Montana. He was a dentist, and his appointments included being a Member of the Dental Staff at Montana State Hospital and a Director of the Security Bank, Butte. He resided at Butte, Montana, in the United States of America. The lion depicted in the arms is the noblest of all wild beasts which is made to be the emblem of strength and valour, and is on that account the most frequently borne in Coat-Armour.”
ARMS – Gules a lion rampant or
CREST – A lion as in the arms
ORGIN – ITALY
Copyright HPS Insignia (Best Books) 1997




44 Comments

  1. May 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Rasheeda Barzey

    Reply

    Hi all,
    My quest brought me here to this site as well. Ive been feeling it imperative to find out about the Barzey family tree/lineage recently. Not sure where to start. My Barzey tree starts on the island of Trinidad but I believe stems from Montserrat as well. Names to begin with are Douglas Lloyd Barzey (my grandpa) whom married Thelma Wiseman (Barzey) (my granny) he also had a had a brother named Henry Barzey who lived on Montserrat. I cant help but to notice how much we resemble Ethiopians. Any more info to guide my search will be immensely appreciated.

  2. February 21, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    sharon

    Reply

    I have a different surname, but my grandmother and great grandmother were Barzey. I still have cousins who are Burzey by surname. We are decendents of slaves from the Island of Montserrat. Your Ancestors were slave owners and rapists. I will be back in touch on behalf of my cousins and myself to discuss reparations owed to us by your evil Ancestry.

  3. April 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Katrina barzey

    Reply

    Hi my name is katrina barzey my dad is peter Henry barzey was born in Montserrat in 1939 and past away in 2013 me and my dad was very close but didn’t talk much about his family I would love to know more

  4. November 21, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Rob Barzey

    Reply

    Hi all, My name is rob barzey and I have been told of my families history dating back to William The Conqueror (1066AD) at the battle of Hastings and how the Barzey’s left the new world port of Bristol(England) to make their way in the new world. You only need to ask. What ever the situation…we are all related by the name Barzey…..a name with pride and history.

    1. October 9, 2014 at 6:32 pm

      G Barsey

      Reply

      Hi Rob,

      I’d appreciate seeing the information you have.

  5. January 5, 2011 at 2:50 am

    9878aisha

    Reply

    Hi Joaanna my name is Janelle Barzey the daughter of Abraham Barzey was curious too.Would be so nice to know and meet my family am very happy to come across this site.

  6. November 14, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Esther Barzey

    Reply

    Hi My name is Esther Anna Marie Barzey. I understood that all Barzey’s from Montserrat are related. Can anyone comment on that.

  7. August 5, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    C. Barzey

    Reply

    Hi My name is Christina Barzey. i can not believe there is a “Barzey.Com” I was bored so i decided to type in my last name in google, just to see what would pop up, but i didnt actually expect to find anything serious. Wel back to the subject I come from a large family. I get the name Barzey from my fathers side of the family, whom are from Montserrat. We are now mostly based in the U.K. Our family seems to be ever growing, i’m forever finding out about different cousins i never new even existed.Thanks to this site looks like i may discover a few more.

  8. June 26, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Camille Barzey

    Reply

    Hi, I am so grateful to find your site. My name is Camille Barzey daughter of John Barzey from Montserrat. My mother was married to John and divorced when I was a baby. I NEVER new my father! Today I received a call from the medical examiner’s office in Florida looking for next of ken to John Barzey. I would greatly appreciate any information you or anyone else can provide on Barzey’s from Montserrat. My whole life I have been wondering and searching for family from my father’s side. This is such a blessing to find this site!! Thank you

  9. September 29, 2007 at 1:23 am

    karen williams

    Reply

    Hi I am resurching my family tree and Sarah Barzey born 1808 Fishguard married my G,G,G g Grandfather John Thomas and lived in Cardigan. Sarah had two brothers Richard and Henry their parents were William Barzey and Mary Richard. Does anybody have any infomation on these Barzey’s of Wales

  10. September 24, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    BARZEY, JOANNA

    Reply

    MY GRANDMOTHER IS FROM MONSERRAT, HER NAME IS ANN BARZEY. SHE PAST AWAY SEVERAL YEARS AGO. I AM VERY CURIOUS ABOUT THE LAST NAME. MY SISTERS AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW OUR ROOTS. MY DAD NAME IS JAMES BARZEY, HIS BROTHERS ARE ABRAHAM BARZEY AND ISSAC BARZEY. IF HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE BARZEY NAME PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THANKS

  11. March 28, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Ivena Bell

    Reply

    My Grandmothers family name was Barzey she originated from Montserrat and it has been really interesting the information on your site. I started off looking for the origin of the name when I came across your site.
    Thanks.

  12. March 26, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    John Barzey

    Reply

    Hello those Barzey from Montserrat might be intreseted to know that many of them actually come from a tribe known as the Yuroba who are spread out over parts of Nigeria and I believe Ghana.
    I am currently conducting research on the African heritage of those who were branded with the Barzey brand when they arrived in the West Indies in chains from Africa.
    I will keep you informed with any information I gather.

    1. November 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Emilton Barzey

      Reply

      Hi John

      How was the research anymore information? I am a Barzey from Sierra Leone as my great grand dad moved to Sierra Leone from montserrat

    2. September 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Lynette

      Reply

      I would like to know what you gathered. My Grandmother (paternal)
      was named Olivia Barzey

      1. November 17, 2014 at 12:35 am

        Leon Barzey

        Reply

        This is great I was checking on my website ” http://barzeysappliancerepair.com ” when I saw in the search box ” Barzey Montserrat” so I looked it up and saw all of the comments. My name is Leon Barzey and I’m originally from Salem Montserrat. I left Montserrat a little over 38 years and reside in Fort Lauderdale Florida. My father’s Joseph (Jack) Barzey he passed away in England a couple years ago. It would be interesting if we can get a family tree going because we are all family.

        1. April 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm

          MICHAEL BARZEY

          Reply

          Yes uncle Jack was my mom’s brother

    3. February 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      sharon

      Reply

      We would not know as we were beaten to forget our ancestry

    4. April 18, 2020 at 3:38 am

      R.

      Reply

      Hi,
      I’m a Barzey and would so appreciate if you still have this information on the Yoruba connection ???????? Thank you so much in advance.

  13. February 24, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Claudine Rainville

    Reply

    Hi Ursula!
    Sure that you will be happy to know that I have 2 daughters Alexandra and Elisabeth with my ex-husband who was a Barzey. His name is Peter Alexander Barzey and is father, Peter Barzey, was from Montserrat. He have a aunt call Elisabeth who was in Montserrat, we call her Miss Eli.
    I know that he have one brother Edmond in England, Antonio and Sara in New York and William.
    My oldest daughter is very happy to learn more about her family.
    Thanks for the info on your site.

  14. February 21, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Tamy Barzey

    Reply

    My name is Tammy Barzey. Up until my marriage, I carried my mother’s maiden name, Barzey. My mother is from the island Dominca. I always wondered about my background. Other than my immediate family I’ve never know any other Barzey’s. I’ve always wondered where my family tree would lead me. If anyone has any info about Barzey’s from Dominica and onward please let me know as I would like to see how far I can go with my family tree.
    tiny_t_@hotmail.com

  15. January 30, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    JOSEPH

    Reply

    MY NAME IS JOSEPH N BARZEY: THE POSTED INFO IS GREAT STUFF…KEEP IT COMING: I WISH I HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL TO ADD..

  16. November 21, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Pearl Bitton

    Reply

    Hi, my Name is Pearl Britton nee Davies, my Great Great Great Great Grandmother was Ann Barzey who married a Stephen Crunn In Llanychaer Pembrokeshire they lived at Trehilyn Llanwnda, anyone have anything on that,
    regards, Pearl

    1. December 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Dillwyn Roberts

      Reply

      Hi Pearl, my name is Dillwyn Roberts, I have just found this site on Ann Barzey, she was my 3rd time Great Grandmother, I am a descendant from her son John Crunn who married Mary Perkins, would love to hear more about the Barzey’s if you are still doing the family history.

      Dillwyn Roberts

      1. March 12, 2021 at 11:36 am

        Michael O'Malley

        Reply

        Hello Dillwyn, my name is Michael O’Malley. My 2g-grandmother was Mary Crunn, John’s sister, who married Henry Davies in Llanwnda, Wales. I’ve only just learned of this connection within the last week and I guess now I’m making up for lost time. Good to find so many people with the same interest.

    2. March 11, 2021 at 1:54 am

      Michael J O'MALLEY

      Reply

      I have just discovered that I have the same Ann(e) Barzey in my tree. Married Stephen Crunn 1816. Mary Crunn, their daughter, married Henry Davies. Their daughter, Lettice (Letitia) Davies was my great grandmother. My grandfather, William G. Davies, settled in the United States, in New Jersey.

  17. October 25, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    Hi my name is Precious Barzey. My mother has just written to you. I hope you all will be able to hel

    Reply

    thank you!!

  18. October 25, 2006 at 10:20 pm

    Hi my name is Esther Araba Barzey. I have a daughter who is called Precious Abigail Barzey. I've kno

    Reply

    thank you

  19. August 1, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    Esther Barzey

    Reply

    I know my grandmother is form Monserrat (BWI). Her name was Ann Barzey.

  20. November 10, 2004 at 6:41 am

    RODNEY BARZEY

    Reply

    I AM RODNEY BARZEY MY SERCH FOR MY FAMILY HAS LED ME TO YOU AND THE NAME DATING BACK TO THE 14 CENTURY AND SCOTLAND I ALSO AQUIRED A FAMILY SCROOL DAGER AND 2 VERSIONS ON THE CREST, I LOOK FOWARD TO ANY THING YOU MIGHT HAVE TO ADD OR DISCREDIT SEEING THAT THERE IS A LOT OF MISLEADING SIGHTS OUT PLEAS FEEL FREE TO E MAIL ME ANY TIME.

  21. May 26, 2004 at 4:14 pm

    janelle barzie

    Reply

    Hello. I’ve always wondered about the Barzie/Barzey surname. My father’s family spells it two ways – Barzie and Barzey. He’s also from a British West Indian island and I’ve met some Barzies/Barzeys from other Caribbean Islands. Can you e-mail me any info you have from the Barzeys of Wales. Thanks!

  22. January 17, 2004 at 1:16 pm

    alison barsey

    Reply

    I have recently got a scanner, so I will be able to send copies of anything that we have- photo’s, evidence, coat of arms etc- sorry i wasnt in touch before- promise to send anything that might help you all!
    Alison Barsey

    1. November 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Emilton Barzey

      Reply

      Hi Alison,

      it will be good to see any information you have regarding barzey

  23. January 15, 2004 at 6:13 am

    ann barsey

    Reply

    my name is ann barsey(barzey)from wales,my daughter is alison barsey we have a lot of information on the barzeys.

  24. December 28, 2003 at 8:17 pm

    Ursula

    Reply

    Oh, I’m sure you are not the only one who didn’t know it was my last name. Sometimes I surprise myself that I’m so out there about everything!!

    1. April 18, 2020 at 3:41 am

      R.

      Reply

      Hi Ursula,
      Hope this message reaches you in great spirit and health. Thank you for your starting this. I too am a Barzey. Would you still happen to have that Crest I’m reading about

  25. December 26, 2003 at 11:06 pm

    Kat

    Reply

    alright call me stupid, but i had no idea barzey was your last name. not even when i saw the link on the right for the first time.

  26. August 6, 2003 at 7:23 am

    Rob Barzey

    Reply

    Hi Ursula, we have ‘spoken’ before about the Barzey family crest. I notice that Alison has been in touch and that she was the person who told me that she had the family crest. Do you have it? as I did not hear back from her but would love to see it if you do. hope you are well and lookforward to hearing from you.
    Take care ,Rob

    1. November 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Emilton Barzey

      Reply

      Hi Rob & Ursula, I would love to see the family crest. If anyone can get in touch.

      My great grand-dad was from Montserrat and he moved to Sierra Leone where my grand dad (William Henry Barzey) was born.

  27. July 6, 2003 at 5:28 pm

    Bink

    Reply

    What’s the URL you went to?

  28. March 4, 2003 at 3:58 pm

    alison barsey

    Reply

    this is great- have loads of barzey stuff!
    if I can help I know why they left wales!

    1. February 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      sharon

      Reply

      Yes. Why did they leave Wales to become slave owners. I know oliver Cromwell made the Irish go to the Caribbean to work as indentured workers, but what was the story in Wales? Were they just blood thirsty?

  29. February 15, 2003 at 2:22 pm

    ann davies

    Reply

    Fascinated by this I am hot on the trail of ancestors called Barzey from Pembrokeshire–Fishguard area.You mention the ealiest incidence yiou have of surname is in Wales would be soo pleased if you could tell me more
    Ann Davies Aberystwyth Wales

    1. March 11, 2021 at 1:49 am

      Michael J O'MALLEY

      Reply

      I have just discovered my own connection to a Barzey ancestor, Anne Barzey, also from Fishguard, who married Stephen Crunn in 1816. For me, the descent after that was Mary Crunn m. Henry Davies; Lettice (Letitia) Davies m. John Davies; William G. Davies m. Catherine Grimmer in Jersey City, NJ (my grandparents). I imagine we are related.

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