Origins Available: English
The ancient name of Barces finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Barces is also an occupational
name for a person who tended sheep at pasture.
Early Origins of the Barces family
The surname Barces 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 Barces family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barces 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 Barces History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barces Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Barces family name include Barker, Barkers, Barkes, Barkess, Barkere, Barkar and others.
Early Notables of the Barces 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 Barces Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barces family to Ireland
Some of the Barces family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barces family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Barces surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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 Barces 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.