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Where did the English Bark family come from? What is the English Bark family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bark family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bark family history?The ancestry of the name Bark dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a bark-house, a house where the bark was stored for use in the tanning process.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bark have been found, including Bark, Barke, Barks, Barc, Berk and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bark research. Another 362 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1327, 1400, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bark History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bark Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bark, or a variant listed above:
Bark Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Bark Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bark Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bark 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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