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Where did the English Barnett family come from? What is the English Barnett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barnett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barnett family history?The present generation of the Barnett family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived on or near land cleared for cultivation by burning off the forest.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Barnett include Barnett, Barnette, Barnet and others.
First found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnett research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Barnett History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Barnett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Barnett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 160 words(11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Barnett were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Barnett Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- John Barnett who settled in Virginia in 1620
- John Barnett, who landed in America in 1624
- Jo Barnett, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1635
- Nich Barnett, who landed in Virginia in 1635
- Rich Barnett, who landed in Virginia in 1635
Barnett Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Sara Barnett, who landed in Virginia in 1705
- Francis Barnett, who arrived in Virginia in 1712
- Wm Barnett, who landed in America in 1736
Barnett Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Margaret Barnett, aged 34, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Jane Barnett, aged 12, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Andrew Barnett, aged 24, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Annabelle Barnett, aged 20, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Annabella Barnett, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
- Major-General Allison Joseph Barnett (1892-1971), American Commanding General 94th Division, North-West Europe (1945-1946)
- Brigadier-General James Washington Barnett (1892-1983), American Commanding General US Army Forces New Caledonia (1945)
- Sir Denis Barnett (1906-1993), English RAF Air Chief-Marshal
- Samuel Augustus Barnett (1844-1913), English religious leader and activist
- Charlie Barnett (1910-1993), English cricketer
- Correlli Barnett (b. 1927), English military historian
- Joel Barnett (b. 1923), Baron Barnett, English politician
- Dr. Henry Joseph Macaulay Barnett (b. 1922), Canadian physician, stroke researcher and pioneer
- Guy Barnett (b. 1962), Australian politician
- Nicolas Guy Barnett (1928-1986), British Labour Party politician
- MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
- Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
The Barnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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