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The Barge family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a barge-man. Three of the earliest instances of the name were royal bargemen for King Edward III, who reigned from 1327 to 1377. One of these three people's name explicitly indicates the occupational nature of the name Petrus del Barge. A modern transliteration of his name would be Peter of the Barge.

Barge Early Origins



The surname Barge was first found in county Worcestershire, where Robert de le Bergh was recorded in 1221.

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Barge Spelling Variations


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Barge Spelling Variations



Barge has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bargery, Bargerey, Barge, Bargeman, Bargman, Bargh, Berge and many more.

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Barge Early History


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Barge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barge research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1579, 1666, 1749 and 1359 are included under the topic Early Barge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barge Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barge 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Barges to arrive on North American shores:

Barge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Giles Barge, who arrived in Maine in 1669
  • Giles Barge, who landed in Maine in 1669

Barge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Barge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Jacob Barge, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • George Barge, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1770
  • George Barge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770
  • Fred Barge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Barge, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Barge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barge 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 July 2014 at 15:45.

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