Bargerey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The many generations and branches of the Bargerey family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that 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.
Early Origins of the Bargerey family
The surname Bargerey was first found in county Worcestershire, where Robert de le Bergh was recorded in 1221.
Early History of the Bargerey family
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Bargerey Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bargerey were recorded, including Bargery, Bargerey, Barge, Bargeman, Bargman, Bargh, Berge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bargerey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bargerey family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bargerey family emigrate to 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.