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The name Barkman came to England with the ancestors of the Barkman family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barkman family lived in any of several places of this name in the counties of Middlesex and Kent having derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead.

Barkman Early Origins



The surname Barkman was first found in Kent, where Barham is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury. It was listed as Bioraham in 799 and later as Bercheham in the Domesday Book.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The first record of the surname was Warine de Berham, as holding lands in Kent in 1203.

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Barkman Spelling Variations


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Barkman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Barkman has been recorded under many different variations, including Barham, Bareham, Barrham, Braham, Bearham, Bereham and many more.

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Barkman Early History


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Barkman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barkman research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1390, 1391, 1634, 1621, 1595, 1667, 1625 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Barkman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barkman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barkman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard de Berham, Sheriff of Kent (1390-1391); Sir Edward Barkham (died 1634), an English merchant, Lord Mayor of London...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barkman Notables 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 the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Barkmans were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Barkman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joost Barkman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Christefoal Barkman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Cristefoal Barkman, aged 30, landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Geo Barkman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Barkman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Barkman, aged 53, landed in New York, NY in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkman (post 1700)



  • Jane Barkman (b. 1951), American former swimmer, two-time Olympic champion
  • Victor E. P. Barkman (1878-1964), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916; Chair of Bedford County Democratic Party, 1927, 1937
  • Patrick G. Barkman, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 58th District, 2002
  • David F. Barkman, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Morris County, 1922-24
  • Leonard Barkman (1920-1979), Canadian politician, the first Mennonite elected to the Manitoba assembly, Member of the Manitoba legislature from 1962 to 1973
  • Jon Barkman (b. 1979), Canadian ice hockey player, Senator Joseph A. Sullivan Trophy-CIS Player of the year (2001-2002)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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