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The family name Barkhouse is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.

Barkhouse Early Origins



The surname Barkhouse was first found in Cumberland and Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barkhouse Spelling Variations


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Barkhouse 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 Barkhouse include Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.

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Barkhouse Early History


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Barkhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barkhouse research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1894, 1554, 1626, 1598, 1601, 1593 and 1662 are included under the topic Early Barkhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barkhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barkhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barkhouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barkhouse In Ireland


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Barkhouse In Ireland



Some of the Barkhouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 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



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: Andrew Backhouse who settled by the Oswegatchie River in 1822; Henry Bachus arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; Joane Bakehouse settled in Virginia in 1654..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkhouse (post 1700)



  • Ronald Theodore Barkhouse (1926-1974), Canadian merchant and politician who represented Lunenburg East in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1974 to 1984
  • Joyce Carman Barkhouse CM ONS (1913-2012), Canadian children's writer, best known for writing historical fiction, her novel Pit Pony (1989) was made into a Gemini Award winning series

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Barkhouse Historic Events


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Barkhouse Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Douglas  Barkhouse (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Berney  Barkhouse (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Amos Barkhouse (1876-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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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: Confido in Deo
Motto Translation: I trust in God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. 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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    The Barkhouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barkhouse 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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