Barrett, Lawrence

Barrett, Lawrence

Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-91, American actor, b. Paterson, N.J. An excellent romantic actor, he is best remembered for his portrayal of Cassius to the Brutus of Edwin Booth. Barrett made his New York debut (1856) in The Hunchback and appeared (1858-59) with the Boston Museum Company. He was associated with Booth from 1866 to 1889. A dignified actor, tall, with classic features, Barrett excelled in Shakespeare. He wrote a biography of Edwin Forrest (1881).
Barrett (sometimes spelled Barret or Barratt) is a surname that has been associated with several different people, places and organisations.

Barrett is a popular surname in south and west Ireland. It is most common in County Mayo and County Galway as well as County Cork. The Gaelic version of the name is Barόid in the south and Bairéid in the west. It translates to "intellectual son". The Barretts of Ireland first appeared following the Norman invasion, hired as mercenaries from Wales. They were quickly assimilated into Irish culture. As an English surname, it is thought to derive from an Old English word meaning 'quarrelsome' or 'deceitful', or from a corruption of the Norman personal name Barnard, Bernhard or Berold. The surname is common in England, especially in Norfolk.

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  • Harry Barrett, Irish Labour Party politician

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  • Kevin Barrett (born 1959), Islamic lecturer and conspiracy theorist

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There are four towns named Barrett in the United States:

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