The name Barcer comes from one of the family having worked as a person who stripped trees of bark for tanning. CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The name Barcer is also an occupational
name for a person who tended sheep at pasture.
Early Origins of the Barcer family
The surname Barcer was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where one of the first records of the family was Alan le Barkere who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The same rolls listed Robert Barcarius in Lincolnshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Barcer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barcer research.Another 384 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1577, 1600, 1619, 1652, 1700, 1722, 1734, 1774, 1788, 1804, 1806, 1808, 1809, 1609, 1652, 1635, 1664, 1655, 1696, 1680, 1696, 1685, 1731, 1708, 1715, 1722, 1619, 1698, 1623, 1702, 1678, 1679, 1739, 1749 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Barcer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barcer Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Barcer have been found, including: Barker, Barkers, Barkes, Barkess, Barkere, Barkar and others.
Early Notables of the Barcer family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Christopher Barker, a distinguished British diplomat and court official in the 16th century; Sir John Barker, 1st Baronet
(c.1609-c. 1652); and his son, Sir John Barker, 2nd Baronet
(c.1635-1664); and his son, Sir John Barker, 4th Baronet
(1655-1696), an English Baronet
and politician, Member... Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barcer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barcer family to Ireland
Some of the Barcer family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Barcer family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Barcer, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Edmund Barker, who sailed to Maine in 1625; Alice Barker to Virginia in 1648; Samuel Barker to West New Jersey in 1664; Elizabeth Barker to Barbados in 1669.
The Barcer Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.