Barrett (name)

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Barrett (sometimes spelled Barret or Barratt) is a surname that has been associated with several people, places and organisations. Barrett is a popular Irish surname, in both south-east and south-west Ireland. It is most common in the Irish counties of Mayo and Galway but particularly County Cork, and within England, East Anglia, especially Norfolk. The Gaelic version of the name is Barόid in the south and Bairéid in the west. The Barretts of Ireland first appeared following the Norman invasion. As with many other Anglo-Norman families, they were quickly assimilated into Irish culture. Another translation for Barrett is "warlike people".[dubious ][1]

People with the surname Barrett are largely found in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jamaica, and Denmark.[2]

Notable peopleEdit

  • A. Igoni Barrett (born 1979), Nigerian author
  • Aaron Barrett (born 1974), lead singer of American ska punk band Reel Big Fish
  • Alex Barrett (born 1994), American football player
  • Joe Barrett (born 1947), Singer in a band


  1. ^ Barrett Clan Info.
  2. ^ "Barrett last name - Barrett family". MyHeritage Retrieved 16 May 2017.