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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".

Bairstow Early Origins



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.

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Bairstow Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bairstow Early History


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Bairstow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bairstow research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bairstow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bairstow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bairstow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bairstow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1872

Bairstow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Bairstow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839
  • Sarah Bairstow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839
  • Abraham Bairstow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839
  • Hannah Bairstow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839
  • Isaac Bairstow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Harrison" in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bairstow (post 1700)


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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)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Bairstow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bairstow Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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