When Alfred Burton Barnes was born on 6 March 1888, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, James Porter Barnes, was 45 and his mother, Martha Jane Long, was 35. He married Jozina Mills on 3 November 1908, in Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Bokoshe, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 31 December 1956, in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Shady Point, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States.
English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.
English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).
Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.