Barc History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the Barc name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in a bark-house, a house where the bark was stored for use in the tanning process.

Early Origins of the Barc family

The surname Barc was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Barc family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barc research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1327, 1400, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Barc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barc Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Barc were recorded, including Bark, Barke, Barks, Barc, Berk and others.

Early Notables of the Barc family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Barc family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Barc family emigrate to North America: Frances Barke, who sailed to Virginia in 1623. H. Barke journeyed to Virginia in 1647; Henry and Jacob Bark arrived in Philadelphia in 1806; Sara Bark landed in New York in 1850.

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