Collins Barnes

about 1809–April 1850 (Age 41)
New York

The Life of Collins

When Collins Barnes was born about 1809, his father, John Barnes, was 36 and his mother, Mehitable Hough, was 34. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Diana Brown. He died in April 1850, at the age of 41.

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Collins Barnes
Diana Brown
Ann Barnes
Jennie Barnes
Adeline Barnes
Pliny Harry Barnes
Cassins R. Barnes
Collins W. Barnes

Spouse and Children



    Ann Barnes


    Jennie Barnes


    Adeline Barnes


    Pliny Harry Barnes


    Cassins R. Barnes


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Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Collins Barnes in entry for P. Harry Barnes and Etta Sayles, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Collins Barnes in entry for Collins W Barnes, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Collins Barnes in entry for Henry H Barnes, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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