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The saga of the name Barker follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person who stripped trees of bark for tanning. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The name Barker is also an occupational name for a person who tended sheep at pasture.

Barker Early Origins



The surname Barker was first found in Cambridgeshire, where one of the first records of the family was Alan le Barkere who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls listed Robert Barcarius in Lincolnshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Barker Spelling Variations


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Barker Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Barker were recorded, including Barker, Barkers, Barkes, Barkess, Barkere, Barkar and others.

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Barker Early History


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Barker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barker research. Another 384 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1577, 1600, 1619, 1652, 1700, 1722, 1734, 1774, 1788, 1804, 1806, 1808, 1809, 1609, 1652, 1635, 1664, 1655, 1696, 1680, 1696, 1685, 1731, 1708, 1715, 1722, 1619, 1698, 1623, 1702, 1678, 1679, 1739, 1749 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Barker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Christopher Barker, a distinguished British diplomat and court official in the 16th century; Sir John Barker, 1st Baronet (c.1609- c. 1652); and his son, Sir John Barker, 2nd Baronet (c.1635-1664); and his son, Sir John Barker, 4th Baronet (1655-1696), an English Baronet and politician, Member...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barker In Ireland


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Barker In Ireland



Some of the Barker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Barker family emigrate to North America:

Barker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Barker, who arrived in America in 1620
  • Stephen Barker, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • Edmund Barker, who sailed to Maine in 1625
  • Alice Barker, who landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Francis Barker, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Barker, who arrived in South Carolina in 1702
  • Roger Barker, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • John Barker, who arrived in South Carolina in 1707
  • Sarah Barker, who arrived in South Carolina in 1707
  • Jury Barker, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Barker, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • George Barker to Boston in 1822
  • William G Barker, who landed in New York in 1833
  • Marmaduke Barker, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Robert Barker, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abijah Barker U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]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
  • Mr. Asa Barker U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 he was a member of the Cape Ann Association [3]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
  • Mr. Ephraim Barker U.E. born in Maine, USA who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 he was a member of the Cape Ann Association [3]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
  • Mr. John Barker U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]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
  • Mr. Thomas Barker U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [3]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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Barker, aged 38, a farmer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Henry Benjamin Barker, aged 26, a farmer, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Elenor Barker, aged 23, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Henry Barker, aged 3, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • Edward Barker, aged 4 months, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Barker, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • William Barker, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • James Barker, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • William Barker, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Jonah Barker, a sawyer, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Barker, aged 33, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Mary Barker, aged 29, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Mary Ann Barker, aged 10, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Barker, aged 3, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Sarah Barker, aged 1, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barker (post 1700)



  • Major-General Ray Wehnes Barker (1889-1974), American Commanding General 78th Division, North-West Europe (1945-1946)
  • Major-General John DeForrest Barker (1897-1986), American Acting Commanding Officer of the Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (1953)
  • Brigadier-General Harold Richards Barker (1891-1965), American Commanding Officer, 68th Field Artillery Brigade (1937-1942)
  • S. L. Barker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1952
  • Sally Barker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2004
  • Samuel Augustus Barker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1788-92, 1793-95, 1796-97, 1808-09, 1810-11
  • Samuel M. Barker, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schuyler County, 1866-67
  • Sarah Evans Barker (b. 1943), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana, 1984-
  • Seth Barker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1956
  • Sheldon Livermore Barker (1900-1986), American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Nelson, 1948
  • ... (Another 134 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Barker Historic Events


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Barker Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. John  Barker (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Benjamin Joseph Herbert Barker (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Perth, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas Barker (b. 1917), Scottish Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph Barker, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Martha Ann Barker, (née Bullock), American 2nd Class passenger from Trenton, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Miss Winifred Barker, American 2nd Class passenger from Trenton, New Jersey, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Albert Vale Barker (d. 1912), aged 19, English Assistant Baker from Winchester, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Ernest T. Barker (d. 1912), aged 37, English First Class Saloon Steward from London, England who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Mr. Reginald Lomond Barker (d. 1912), aged 40, English Assistant Purser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Barker


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Suggested Readings for the name Barker



  • Barker-Harland: A Genealogical Study by Marjorie Harland Barker Diedrich.
  • Odyssey of the Barkers and the Russells by Don W. Barker.
  • West, Barker, Hodges: New York to Wisconsin, 1836-1846 by Beatrice West Seitz.

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Motto


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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: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

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