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Where did the English Barton family come from? What is the English Barton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barton family history?

The origins of the Barton name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Barton was originally derived from a family having lived on a barley farm. Checking further we found the name was derived from the English word barton which originates in the two Old English words bere, which means barley, and tun, signifying an enclosure.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barton include Barton, Barten, Bartin and others.

First found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barton research. Another 259 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1015, 1163, 1506, 1534, 1534, 1466, 1511, 1598, 1678, 1614, 1684, 1659, 1681, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Barton History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 105 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Barton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 195 words(14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

  • Nicholas Barton settled in Virginia in the same year

Barton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Isack Barton, aged 27, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • hack Barton, aged 27, arrived in Providence, Island of in 1635
  • Robt Barton, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Barton settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Elizabeth Barton who was recorded as having arrived in Maryland in 1639


Barton Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Isaac Barton, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1714
  • Henry Barton, who landed in Virginia in 1719
  • Elizabeth Barton, who arrived in America in 1765
  • Jacob Barton, who arrived in America in 1792
  • John Barton, who landed in America in 1795

Barton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Christopher Barton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Ann Barton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Johannes Barton, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1812
  • T. Barton settled in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1820
  • Thomas Barton settled in New York in 1820


Barton Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Hugh Barton who arrived in Arkansas in 1905
  • Hugh Barton, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905

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  • Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (1821-1912), American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross
  • Major General Raymond O. Barton (1890-1963), American Army officer and combat commander in World War I and World War II
  • Robert S. Barton (1925-2009), American computer scientist and chief architect of several computers made by Burroughs Corporation
  • Eileen Barton (1924-2006), American singer and radio actress
  • Major-General Raymond Oscar Barton (1889-1963), American Commanding General 4th Division (1944)
  • William Barton (1748-1831), American Revolutionary War soldier, was best known for capturing an enemy general
  • William P.C. Barton (1786-1856), American medical botanist, physician, professor, naval surgeon, and botanical illustrator
  • John Bernard Addie Barton CBE (b. 1928), English stage director and co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Mr. David John Barton (d. 1912), aged 22, English Third Class passenger from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Sidney John Barton (d. 1912), aged 25, English Third Class Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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  • Barton-Green and Related Families by Ruth Lincoln Kay.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.

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The Barton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barton 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.

This page was last modified on 13 October 2014 at 17:25.

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