Baregate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Baregate name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived 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 Baregate family

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

Important Dates for the Baregate family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baregate research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1500, 1607 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Baregate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baregate Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Baregate has undergone many spelling variations, including Bargate, Bargett, Bargatt, Barrgate, Baregate and many more.

Early Notables of the Baregate family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Baregate family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Baregate were among those contributors: Symon Barcott, who settled in Bermuda in 1635; Johannas Barget, who came to Halifax, N.S. in 1752; Thomas Barget, who settled in Virginia in 1773; and Avon Barcott, who came to Ontario in 1871..

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