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The ancestors of the Barke surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in a bark-house, a house where the bark was stored for use in the tanning process.

Barke Early Origins



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

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Barke Spelling Variations


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Barke 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 Barke include Bark, Barke, Barks, Barc, Berk and others.

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Barke Early History


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Barke Early History



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

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Barke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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:

Barke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Frances Barke, who sailed to Virginia in 1623
  • H Barke journeyed to Virginia in 1647
  • Henry Barke, who landed in Virginia in 1647
  • John Barke, who landed in Maryland in 1661

Barke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Willett Barke was recorded in the Muskoka District, Ontario in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barke (post 1700)



  • Francisco Encina Barke (b. 1902), Chilean civil engineer
  • James Barke (1905-1988), Scottish novelist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Barke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barke 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2014 at 09:22.

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