Bairnfeather History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bairnfeather family
The surname Bairnfeather was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat at Kelso from very early times. The name is anciently from the Old Norse personal name Bjarnvardr.
Important Dates for the Bairnfeather family
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Bairnfeather Spelling Variations
The name Bairnfeather, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Bairnsfather, Bairnfather, Barnsfather, Barnisfather, Barnisfadir, Bairnsfeather, Bairnfeather, Barnsfeather, Barnfeather, Bairnisfader, Bairnisfather, Bairnisfeather, Barnisfader, Barnisfather, Barnisfeather and many more.
Early Notables of the Bairnfeather family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bairnfeather family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Bairnfeather family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bairnfeather were Samuel Barnfather who landed in America in 1753.