Origins Available: English
The present generation of the Bargey family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Berkeley
in the county of Gloucestershire.
Early Origins of the Bargey family
The surname Bargey was first found in Gloucestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bargey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bargey research.Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1400, 1475, 1509, 1552, 1598, 1648, and 1690 are included under the topic Early Bargey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bargey Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bargey include Barclay, Berkeley, Barcley, Berkely, Berkley and others.
Early Notables of the Bargey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bargey family to Ireland
Some of the Bargey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bargey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bargey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Barclay who settled in Maryland in 1750; Alex Barclay settled in Norfolk
, Virginia in 1822; Benjamin, George, Henry, James, Moses, Thomas and William Barclay, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1837 and 1864.
The Bargey 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: In cruce spero
Motto Translation: I trust in the cross.