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The Anglo-Saxon name Barks comes from when the family resided in a bark-house, a house where the bark was stored for use in the tanning process.

Barks Early Origins



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

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Barks Spelling Variations


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Barks Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Barks has been recorded under many different variations, including Bark, Barke, Barks, Barc, Berk and others.

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Barks Early History


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Barks Early History



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

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Barks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barks Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barks 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Barks or a variant listed above:

Barks Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Barks, who arrived in New York in 1709

Barks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Barks, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barks (post 1700)



  • James Alexander Barks (1879-1936), American politician, Mayor of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1921-29

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Barks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barks 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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