Barton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Barton is derived from the personal name Bartholomew.

Early Origins of the Barton family

The surname Barton was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Barton became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Barton family

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Barton 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 Barton include Barton, Bartton, Bartonn, Bartonne, Barttonne, Baerton, Baertton, Baertonn, Baertonne, Baerttonne, Berton, Bertton, Bertonn, Bertonne and many more.

Early Notables of the Barton family (pre 1700)

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Barton World Ranking

In the United States, the name Barton is the 475th most popular surname with an estimated 59,688 people with that name. [1] However, in Canada, the name Barton is ranked the 805th most popular surname with an estimated 6,672 people with that name. [2] And in Australia, the name Barton is the 322nd popular surname with an estimated 11,004 people with that name. [3] New Zealand ranks Barton as 325th with 1,909 people. [4] The United Kingdom ranks Barton as 269th with 22,466 people. [5]


United States Barton migration to the United States +

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Barton, or one of its variants above:

Barton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • hack Barton, aged 27, who arrived at Providence, Rhode Island in 1635 [6]
  • Robert Barton, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Barton, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [6]
  • Elizabeth Barton who was recorded as having arrived in Maryland in 1639
  • Rufus Barton who arrived in Rhode Island in 1640
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Barton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Barton, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1714 [6]
  • Henry Barton, who landed in Virginia in 1719 [6]
  • Elizabeth Barton, who arrived in America in 1765 [6]
  • Jacob Barton, who arrived in America in 1792 [6]
  • John Barton, who landed in America in 1795 [6]
Barton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Barton, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808 [6]
  • Ann Barton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [6]
  • Johannes Barton, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1812 [6]
  • T. Barton, who settled in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1820
  • Thomas Barton, who settled in New York in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Barton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Hugh Barton who arrived in Arkansas in 1905
  • Hugh Barton, who arrived in Arkansas in 1905 [6]

Canada Barton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Edward Barton who, accompanied by his wife, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Thomas Barton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Barton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Barton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Barton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Barton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Barton from County Tipperary, Ireland, was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1827 [7]
  • David Barton, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • David Barton who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Michael Barton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Elijah Barton, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Barton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Barton, British Convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Thomas Barton, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [9]
  • Mr. Thomas Barton, British Convict who was convicted in Kent, England for life, transported aboard the "Caledonia" on 5th July 1820, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [10]
  • Mr. William Barton, Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Caledonia" on 5th July 1820, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [10]
  • Mr. Robert Barton, (b. 1774), aged 47, English labourer who was convicted in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Claudine" on 20th May 1821, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1822 [11]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Barton migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Barton, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Richard Barton, aged 37, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mr. R. Barton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [12]
  • James Barton, aged 21, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Charles Barton, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Barton migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [13]
Barton Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Isack Barton, aged 27, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [6]
  • Jane Barton who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • William Barton, who settled in Jamaica in 1654
  • Jane Barton, who arrived in Barbados in 1663 [6]
  • Lawrence Barton, who landed in Barbados in 1663 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barton (post 1700) +

  • Prime Minister Sir Edmund Barton GCMG, QC (1849-1920), Australian politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia (1901)
  • William P.C. Barton (1786-1856), American medical botanist, physician, professor, naval surgeon, and botanical illustrator
  • William Barton (1748-1831), American Revolutionary War soldier, was best known for capturing an enemy general
  • Major-General Raymond Oscar Barton (1889-1963), American Commanding General 4th Division (1944) [14]
  • Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton (1821-1912), American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross [15]
  • Robert S. Barton (1925-2009), American computer scientist and chief architect of several computers made by Burroughs Corporation
  • Major General Raymond O. Barton (1890-1963), American Army officer and combat commander in World War I and World War II [16]
  • Eileen Barton (1924-2006), American singer and radio actress [17]
  • Robert John Orr Barton (1944-2021), British businessman, Chairman of Next plc and EasyJet
  • Bernard Barton (1784-1849), English poet, born of Quaker parents at Carlisle on 31 Jan. 1784, his mother dying a few days after his birth [18]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Kenneth C F Barton (b. 1922), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Newport, Isle of Wight, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [19]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Ronald A Barton, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [20]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Sidney John Barton (d. 1912), aged 25, English Third Class Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]
  • Mr. David John Barton (d. 1912), aged 22, English Third Class passenger from Cambridge, Cambridgeshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [21]


Suggested Readings for the name Barton +

  • Barton-Green and Related Families by Ruth Lincoln Kay.

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  2. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/australia/surnames
  4. ^ https://forebears.io/new-zealand/surnames
  5. ^ https://www.surnamemap.eu/unitedkingdom/surnames_ranking.php?p=10
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-cornwallis
  9. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  10. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/caledonia
  11. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/claudine
  12. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  13. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  14. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Raymond Barton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Barton/Raymond_Oscar/USA.html
  15. ^ Clarissa Barton. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Clarissa Barton. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Barton
  16. ^ Raymond Barton. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Raymond Barton. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_O._Barton
  17. ^ Eileen Barton. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Eileen Barton. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Barton
  18. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019
  19. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  20. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  21. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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