Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the parish of Berkeley in the county of Gloucestershire.
Early Origins of the Barcklay family
Gloucestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barcklay family
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Barcklay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Barcklay family name include Barclay, Berkeley, Barcley, Berkely, Berkley and others.
Early Notables of the Barcklay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barcklay family to Ireland
Some of the Barcklay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Barcklay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Barcklay surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Barcklay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Barcklay 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: In cruce spero
Motto Translation: I trust in the cross.
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