Origins Available: English
The founding heritage of the Bargeman family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bargeman comes from when one of the family 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.
Early Origins of the Bargeman family
The surname Bargeman was first found in county Worcestershire
, where Robert de le Bergh was recorded in 1221.
Early History of the Bargeman family
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Bargeman 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. Bargeman has been spelled many different ways, including Bargery, Bargerey, Barge, Bargeman, Bargman, Bargh, Berge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bargeman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bargeman 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 Bargemans to arrive in North America: Balzasar Bargman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754; Giles Barge, who arrived in Maine in 1669; Jacob Barge, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1760; George Barge, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1770.