Show ContentsBargery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bargery comes from one of the family having 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 Bargery family

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

Early History of the Bargery family

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Bargery Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bargery have been found, including: Bargery, Bargerey, Barge, Bargeman, Bargman, Bargh, Berge and many more.

Early Notables of the Bargery family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bargery family

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bargery, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bargery (post 1700) +

  • Geoffrey Maxwell Bargery, British artist in county Surrey

HMS Royal Oak
  • Arthur Edward Bargery (1919-1939), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, British Supply Assistant with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak (1939) when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [1]

  1. Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from on Facebook