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Where did the English Barcklay family come from? What is the English Barcklay family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barcklay family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barcklay family history?Barcklay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Berkeley in the county of Gloucestershire.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Barcklay family name include Barclay, Berkeley, Barcley, Berkely, Berkley and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barcklay research. Another 320 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1400, 1475, 1509, 1552, 1598, 1648, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Barcklay History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 34 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barcklay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Barcklay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Barcklay surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Barcklay Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
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: In cruce spero
Motto Translation: I trust in the cross.
The Barcklay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barcklay 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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