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Barrett Name Study

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Surname/tag: Barrett
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Welcome to the Barrett One Name Study!


Welcome to the Barrett Name Study. The surnames associated with this name Study are Barrett. The purpose of the Barrett One-Name-Study project is to provide a central and open access place in Wikitree for members who wish to collaborate in researching the Surname Barrett regardless of where those Barrett’s were born or in what era they lived. We are focusing on the Barrett name from Massachusetts area in the 1700’s who migrated to the St. Lawrence County region of New York State during the 1800’s. See our Task List.There are many alternate spellings of the name Barrett (e.g. Barrette, etc.) For the time being this study is focused only on the Barrett surname itself and others with these various similar surnames may join us if they wish or begin their own Name Study. If you would like to join the Study please contact the project leader Andrew Simpier or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Origin of the name Barrett and its meaning


How To Join

  1. This is an open public project there are no requirements to join. Anyone can view all of the information in this project but only the Trusted List can edit it.
  2. One Name Studies project page - This a general information page about how Wikitree One Name Study projects work.
  3. Add one_name_studies to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in G2G.
  4. Add Barrett to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in G2G.

FYI: We are currently looking for volunteers to Join the trusted list to help in the Barrett name study and also those willing to be profile managers

Barrett One-Name-Study Template

Adding this to your profile: {{One Name Study|name=Barrett}}

Will result in this:

This profile is part of the Barrett Name Study.


  1. This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. We strongly encourage all those with a knowledge and understanding of the Colonial New England period & culture to join our Name Study & help in our collaborative effort to show the history of the name & why the name variations & spellings, etc.
  2. Document and correctly connect all Barrett lines on Wikitree
  3. Add Barrett DNA results to help confirm connections
  4. Create a meaningful bio for each profile so that it represents a person's life
  5. Develop a reference library specifically for Barrett genealogy research

What You Can Do?

  1. Add the category or template Barrett to all of the Barrett profiles which you manage. [If you add the template it will automatically add the category.]
  2. Make sure the Barrett profiles that you manage have good sources and a biography
  3. Ask questions in G2G if you need genealogy help
  4. Post comments in the boxes on this page to share Barrett Genealogy information
  5. Link Barrett Space Pages to this Project Page.
  6. If you are interested in a new “Barrett” category [e.g. Barrett’s form a particular location, etc.] let your leader know.

Task List

  1. Obtain the history of the Surname Barrett and it’s variant forms
  2. Add to the discussion about the English roots of the name Barrett and it’s variant forms
  3. Improve the profile of Reverend Solomon Barrett Sr (abt. 1766 - 1854)
  4. Improve the profile of Thomas Augustus Barrett (1805 - 1893)
  5. Improve the profile of David Barrett (abt. 1795 - 1878)
  6. Improve the profile of Jonathan Barrett (1731 - 1802)
  7. Improve the profile of John Barrett (1675 - 1741)
  8. Improve the profile of James Barrett Jr. (1644 - 1678)
  9. Improve the profile of James Barrett (bef. 1619 - 1672)
  10. Improve the profile of William Barrett (abt. 1585 - abt. 1626)


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  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Andrew Simpier and One Name Studies WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)

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Good morning! I see, in other messages, you have opened a category for Barretts of Irish Origins - have you done this for England/UK?


You might include, under sources:

<span id='Barrett'></span>Barrett, William. Genealogy of Some of The Descendants of Thomas Barrett, Sen., of Braintree, Mass., 1635 (D. Ramaley & Son, Saint Paul, Minn., 1888)

and note the "index" I started to build on that page

posted by Dana Burns
This is great especially the index!

I added under sources!

Thank you

posted by Andrew Simpier
My Barrett lineage is in Bedford & Yonkers, NY thru my 8th great grandfather then I believe jumps to Samuel Barrett + BIRTH 26 JAN 1639 • Barnstable, Massachusetts & DEATH 23 NOV 1688 • Yonkers, Westchester, New York, 9th great-grandfather. The earliest I have found on WikiTree is Samuel Barrett - 2486 and his father John Barrett - 2484 with partial profiles. Family being in Westchester County, New York - how would that fit into your Barrett name study ?

Charlie Barrett - 7493

posted by Charles Barrett
Hi Charles, my barrett lineage came from Pittsfield, Berkshire county, Massachusetts then into Madrid St. Lawrence county, New York. If you like I can add you to the trusted list just click request to be on trusted list
posted by Andrew Simpier
edited by Andrew Simpier
Hello Barrett genealogists. My name is Brian Herman & my late mother was Elsie Barrett Jones. I would like to join your team. Have been active on Ancestry, My Heritage & more recently on Wiki for about 5 years.
posted by Brian Herman B D
Hi Brian

Send request to be on trusted list I can add you to the study

posted by Andrew Simpier
Let us welcome our newest member to the Barrett Name Study & trusted list Christine (Campbell) Preston
posted by Andrew Simpier
Still looking for volunteers to add to trusted list and those interested in being a pm
posted by Andrew Simpier