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The ancient history of the Barchard name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.

Barchard Early Origins



The surname Barchard was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Barchard Spelling Variations


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Barchard Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Barchard include Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

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Barchard Early History


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Barchard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barchard research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Barchard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barchard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barchard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barchard In Ireland


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Barchard In Ireland



Some of the Barchard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barchard or a variant listed above:

Barchard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Barchard, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

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Barchard Historic Events


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Barchard Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Edmund E. Barchard, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Columbus, Ohio, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Barchard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barchard 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 November 2015 at 09:07.

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