barry Coat of Arms, Family Crest and barry Family History

If you are conducting some barry family history research then you can view the barry coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and barry surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Barry in Ireland is among the 100 most frequently found and was brought to the country by Philip de Barri, an Anglo-Norman who settled in County Cork. Two of the resulting Septs were based in Barrymore and Barryroe, both of which are towns in Cork where the majority of descendants can still be found.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the barry Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Bar Represents those 'who set the Bar of Conscience,Religion and Honour against angry passions and evil temptations'
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