Show ContentsBarcott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Barcott family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found near a gate that barred entrance to a town or city. Originally, the gate was formed of posts and a chain. Today Bargate is a building in the city center of Southampton, England. Built c.1180 as part of the fortified walled city, the Bargate was the main point of entry and exit to and from the north. Bargate Ward is an Electoral Ward in the Unitary Authority of Southampton, England.

Early Origins of the Barcott family

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

Early History of the Barcott family

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Barcott 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 Barcott include Bargate, Bargett, Bargatt, Barrgate, Baregate and many more.

Early Notables of the Barcott family (pre 1700)

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United States Barcott migration to the United States +

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 Barcott or a variant listed above:

Barcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Symon Barcott, who arrived in Bermuda in 1635 [1]

Canada Barcott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barcott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Avon Barcott, who settled in Ontario in 1871

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook