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Where did the English Barnet family come from? What is the English Barnet family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barnet family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barnet family history?The ancestors of the name Barnet date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Barnet family lived on or near land cleared for cultivation by burning off the forest.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Barnet are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Barnet include: Barnett, Barnette, Barnet and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnet research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Barnet History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Barnet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Barnet 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.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barnet or a variant listed above:
Barnet Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Barnet Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Barnet Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Barnet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnet 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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