Bairstow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bairstow first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Yorkshire, where they took their name from Bairstow in West Yorkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English terms beger, for berries, and stow, for grow. It referred to "the place where berries are grown". 
Early Origins of the Bairstow family
The surname Bairstow was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
Alternatively, the Barton variant could have originated at Barston, a parish, in the union of Solihull, Solihull division of the hundred of Hemlingford in Warwickshire. "In Domesday Book it is written Bercestone, the name, it is supposed, of a possessor in the time of the Saxons. It was anciently given to the Knights Templars and the Hospitallers." 
Important Dates for the Bairstow family
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Bairstow Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bairstow has appeared include Barstow, Bairstow, Bairstoe, Barstoe and others.
Early Notables of the Bairstow family (pre 1700)
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Bairstow migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bairstow arrived in North America very early:
Bairstow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Bairstow, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1872
Bairstow migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Bairstow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jacob Bairstow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 
- Sarah Bairstow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 
- Abraham Bairstow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 
- Hannah Bairstow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 
- Isaac Bairstow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bairstow (post 1700)
- Jack Bairstow (1902-1963), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1942; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1960
- Sir Leonard Bairstow CBE, FRS, FRAeS (1880-1963), English academic who developed Bairstow's method for finding the roots of polynomials, best remembered for his work in aviation
- Ernest C. Bairstow (1876-1962), English sculptor, best known for his work on buildings in Washington, D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial
- Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946), English organist and composer
- Jonathan Marc "Jonny" Bairstow (b. 1989), English cricketer, who plays first-class cricket for Yorkshire and England, son of David Bairstow
- Andrew Bairstow (b. 1975), English former cricketer, son of David Bairstow
- David Leslie Bairstow (1951-1998), English cricketer, who played for Yorkshire and England
- Arthur Bairstow (1868-1945), English first-class cricketer who played 26 first-class cricket matches between 1896 and 1902
- Mark Bairstow (b. 1963), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1985 to 1994
- Scott Bairstow (b. 1970), Canadian Western Heritage Award winning actor from Manitoba, known for his work in The Postman (1997), Tuck Everlasting (2002) and Wild America (1997)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THOMAS HARRISON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839ThomasHarrison.htm