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Barling Surname History


Origins Available: English , German


Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Barling family. The Barling surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that 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


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name 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


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barling or a variant listed above:

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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