Bargett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Bargett surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Bargett family

The surname Bargett was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bargett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bargett research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1500, 1607 and 1180 are included under the topic Early Bargett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bargett Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bargett include Bargate, Bargett, Bargatt, Barrgate, Baregate and many more.

Early Notables of the Bargett family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bargett family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Symon Barcott, who settled in Bermuda in 1635; Johannas Barget, who came to Halifax, N.S. in 1752; Thomas Barget, who settled in Virginia in 1773; and Avon Barcott, who came to Ontario in 1871..

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