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The name Bardswall is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Suffolk, where the family name was originally derived from the village of Bardwell.

Bardswall Early Origins



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

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Bardswall Spelling Variations


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Bardswall Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bardswall are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bardswall include: Bardwell, Bardewell, Bardwelle, Berdwell, Berdewelle, Bardwill and many more.

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Bardswall Early History


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Bardswall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bardswall research. Another 467 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1190, 1272, 1307, 1500 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Bardswall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bardswall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bardswall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bardswall Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bardswall or a variant listed above: G.S. Bardwell who arrived in Ontario in 1837.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Bardswall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bardswall 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 31 January 2014 at 13:31.

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