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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Barcus. It was a name given to someone who was a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.

Barcus Early Origins



The surname Barcus was first found in Cumberland and Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barcus Spelling Variations


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Barcus Spelling Variations



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 Barcus have been found, including Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.

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Barcus Early History


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Barcus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barcus research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1894, 1554, 1626, 1598, 1601, 1593 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Barcus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barcus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barcus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barcus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barcus In Ireland


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Barcus In Ireland



Some of the Barcus 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


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The Great Migration



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 Barcus, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Andrew Backhouse who settled by the Oswegatchie River in 1822; Henry Bachus arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; Joane Bakehouse settled in Virginia in 1654..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barcus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barcus (post 1700)



  • James R. Barcus, American ionospheric physics researcher at Byrd Station in 1966 through 1968, eponym of Barcus Glacier, Antarctica
  • Lieutenant-General Glenn Oscar Barcus (1903-1990), American Chief of Staff of the U.S. European Command, Paris, France (1957-1960) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Glenn Barcus. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Barcus/Glenn_Oscar/USA.html

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Motto


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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: Confido in Deo
Motto Translation: I trust in God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Glenn Barcus. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Barcus/Glenn_Oscar/USA.html

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Barcus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barcus 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 2 August 2015 at 13:44.

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