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The ancestry of the name Bark dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in a bark-house, a house where the bark was stored for use in the tanning process.

Bark Early Origins



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

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Bark Spelling Variations


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Bark 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 Bark have been found, including Bark, Barke, Barks, Barc, Berk and others.

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Bark Early History


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Bark Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bark research. Another 362 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1249, 1327, 1400, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bark History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bark Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bark Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bark Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Bark, or a variant listed above:

Bark Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Bark, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Bark Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Bark, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Henry and Jacob Bark arrived in Philadelphia in 1806
  • Francis Bark, aged 53, landed in New York in 1812
  • Sara Bark landed in New York in 1850
  • Edward Bark sailed to Philadelphia in 1860

Bark Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Corporal John Bark U.E. who settled in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, Leeds & Grenville, Ontario c. 1783 he served as a Corporal in the Loyal Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bark Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter Bark, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Edward Bark was living in Grey County, Ontario in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bark (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bark (post 1700)



  • Tom Burrow Bark (1863-1940), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1912
  • James F. Bark Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Midland County, 1952, 1954
  • Anne Hamilton Bark, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 2008
  • Evelyn Bark, distinguished official of the British Red Cross

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Bark Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bark Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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