The ancient roots of the Barling family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Barling was a local
name, for someone who lived in the city of Berlin, the capital of Germany
. The city took its name from a Wendish word which means river rake,
or a scaffold of beams built over a river to prevent logs from jamming
; the river in question was the Spree. The German name is also found in the Hamburg area, where it may be derived from the village of the same name. Berlin is also an Ashkenazic
Jewish local name, derived from the same origins as the German form of the local name. The Barling family emerged as an influential family and they became noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early Origins of the Barling family
The surname Barling was first found in Nuremburg, where the name Berlin was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society of early European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Barling family
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Barling Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Barling include Berlin, Berliner, Berling, Berlen, Burlin, Burling, Barlin, Barling and many more.
Early Notables of the Barling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barling family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Barling surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Barling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Addie Barling, aged 32, who landed in America from Sydenham, in 1893
- Delamark Barling, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Southampton, in 1896
- E. H. Barling, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1896
Barling Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Barling, aged 22, who settled in America from Birmingham, in 1907
- Arthur Edmond Barling, aged 6, who landed in America from Canterbury, Kent, in 1910
- Elder Mag Barling, aged 9, who landed in America from Canterbury, Kent, in 1910
- Dudley Barling, aged 21, who settled in America from Maidstone, Kent, in 1918
Contemporary Notables of the name Barling (post 1700)
- Robert Barling (b. 1952), American professional baseball player
- Henry Thomas 'Tom' Barling (1906-1993), English cricketer
- John Barling (1804-1883), English dissenting minister
- Sir Harry Gilbert Barling (1855-1940), English physician and cancer researcher
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