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The name Barkey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in a bark-house, a house where the bark was stored for use in the tanning process.

Barkey Early Origins



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

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Barkey Spelling Variations


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Barkey Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Barkey are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Barkey include: Bark, Barke, Barks, Barc, Berk and others.

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Barkey Early History


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Barkey Early History



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

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Barkey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barkey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barkey or a variant listed above: Frances Barke, who sailed to Virginia in 1623. H. Barke journeyed to Virginia in 1647; Henry and Jacob Bark arrived in Philadelphia in 1806; Sara Bark landed in New York in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkey (post 1700)



  • Walter Barkey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 2nd District, 1910
  • Verna H. Barkey, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1947-49; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1964

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Barkey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barkey 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 21 January 2016 at 14:00.

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