The name Bargate is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Bargate family
The surname Bargate was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bargate family
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Bargate Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bargate has been spelled many different ways, including Bargate, Bargett, Bargatt, Barrgate, Baregate and many more.
Early Notables of the Bargate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bargate family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bargates to arrive in North America: 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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bargate (post 1700)
- Verity Bargate, British author