Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived near a gate that barred entrance to a town or city. Originally, the gate was formed of posts and a chain. Today Bargate is a building in the city center of Southampton, England. Built c.1180 as part of the fortified walled city, the Bargate was the main point of entry and exit to and from the north. Bargate Ward is an Electoral Ward in the Unitary Authority of Southampton, England.
Early Origins of the Barget family
Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barget family
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Barget 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 Barget have been found, including Bargate, Bargett, Bargatt, Barrgate, Baregate and many more.
Early Notables of the Barget family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barget family to the New World and Oceana
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Barget, or a variant listed above:
Barget Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Barget Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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