Robert Burns Barr

Brief Life History of Robert Burns

When Robert Burns Barr was born on 23 November 1837, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander B. Barr, was 19 and his mother, Elisabeth Stewart, was 19. He married Janet Martin on 14 December 1860, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in November 1882, in Cottam, Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 45.

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Robert Burns Barr
Janet Martin
Marriage: 14 December 1860
Susan Barr
Janet BARR
Margaret Barr
Robert Barr
William BARR

Sources (14)

  • Robert Barr, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Robert Burns Barr, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Robert Burns Barr, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

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1854 · St. George's Hall

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Name Meaning

Scottish (Glasgow) and northern Irish (Ulster): habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height, hill’ or a Brittonic cognate of this.

English and Welsh: habitational name from Great Barr in Staffordshire. This is from Brittonic barro- ‘top, summit’, referring to Barr Beacon; there is evidence that this was known as la Bare in the 13th century.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Barre-en-Ouche in Eure, France, or perhaps from Barre-de-Semilly in Manche, France.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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