Origins Available: English
The history of the Bargay family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in the parish of Berkeley
in the county of Gloucestershire.
Early Origins of the Bargay family
The surname Bargay was first found in Gloucestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bargay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bargay research.Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1400, 1475, 1509, 1552, 1598, 1648, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Bargay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bargay 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 Bargay include Barclay, Berkeley, Barcley, Berkely, Berkley and others.
Early Notables of the Bargay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bargay family to Ireland
Some of the Bargay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bargay family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bargay or a variant listed above: Thomas Barclay who settled in Maryland in 1750; Alex Barclay settled in Norfolk
, Virginia in 1822; Benjamin, George, Henry, James, Moses, Thomas and William Barclay, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1837 and 1864.
The Bargay 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: In cruce spero
Motto Translation: I trust in the cross.