When Alexander Franklin Barnes was born on 15 June 1884, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States, his father, Washington D. Barnes, was 36 and his mother, Margaret L. Brown, was 29. He married Helene Lena Lloyd about 1905, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States in 1900. He died on 23 January 1944, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Orchard Mesa Cemetery, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, 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’.