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Barger is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who stripped trees of bark for tanning. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The name Barger is also an occupational name for a person who tended sheep at pasture.

Barger Early Origins



The surname Barger was first found in Cambridgeshire, where one of the first records of the family was Alan le Barkere who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls listed Robert Barcarius in Lincolnshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Barger Spelling Variations


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Barger Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Barger has appeared include Barker, Barkers, Barkes, Barkess, Barkere, Barkar and others.

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Barger Early History


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Barger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barger research. Another 384 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1577, 1600, 1619, 1652, 1700, 1722, 1734, 1774, 1788, 1804, 1806, 1808, 1809, 1609, 1652, 1635, 1664, 1655, 1696, 1680, 1696, 1685, 1731, 1708, 1715, 1722, 1619, 1698, 1623, 1702, 1678, 1679, 1739, 1749 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Barger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Christopher Barker, a distinguished British diplomat and court official in the 16th century; Sir John Barker, 1st Baronet (c.1609- c. 1652); and his son, Sir John Barker, 2nd Baronet (c.1635-1664); and his son, Sir John Barker, 4th Baronet (1655-1696), an English Baronet and politician, Member...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barger In Ireland


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Barger In Ireland



Some of the Barger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Barger arrived in North America very early:

Barger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Barger who arrived in Boston in 1685
  • Philip Barger, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1685

Barger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Barger, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1716
  • Philipus Barger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Philippus Barger, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1742
  • Jacob Barger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Barger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Barger, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1852
  • John Barger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • David Barger, aged 3, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1879

Barger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Barbara Barger, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Barbara Barger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Walter Barger is registered as a United Empire Loyalist, arriving in Upper Canada in 1798

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barger (post 1700)



  • Private First Class Charles Denver Barger (1892-1936), United States Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Benjamin Barger (b. 1920), American clinical psychologist and educator
  • Thomas Charles Barger (b. 1909), American mining engineer and oil executive, and consultant for the Board of National Estimates
  • Harold Barger (b. 1907), American economist and educator
  • Alphonso Sledge Barger (b. 1908), American lawyer
  • Herman Barger (b. 1915), American diplomat, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and foreign correspondent

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Motto


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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: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Barger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barger 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.

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