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Where did the English Barley family come from? What is the English Barley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barley family history?The lineage of the name Barley begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the county of Hertfordshire, where they took their name from the parish of Barley. Barley is also a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire which dates back to 1266.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Barley has undergone many spelling variations, including Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barley research. Another 151 words(11 lines of text) covering the year 1591 is included under the topic Early Barley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barley were among those contributors:
Barley Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Barley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Barley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Barley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barley 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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