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The name Barksdale is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Lancashire. The name is derived from the term Brigdale which meant the bridge-valley. The prefix brig often becomes brick.

Barksdale Early Origins



The surname Barksdale was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Barksdale Spelling Variations


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Barksdale Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Barksdale family name include Brickdale, Birkdale and others.

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Barksdale Early History


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Barksdale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barksdale research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1609 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Barksdale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barksdale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barksdale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barksdale 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 political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Barksdale surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Barksdale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Barksdale, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Barksdale, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1694 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Barksdale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Allan Barksdale, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Mary Deane Barksdale, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Randolph Hunter Barksdale, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1907
  • George Barksdale, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Austin Barksdale, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barksdale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barksdale (post 1700)



  • Everett Barksdale (1910-1986), American jazz guitarist
  • Joseph Brennen Barksdale (b. 1989), American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders
  • Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893), American politician, U.S. Representative from Mississippi
  • Donald Angelo "Don" Barksdale (1923-1993), American professional basketball player
  • William Barksdale (1821-1863), American lawyer, newspaper editor, U.S. Congressman, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War who was mortally wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Jerry R. Barksdale, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860, 1868, 1872, 1880 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Allen Arnold Barksdale (1878-1924), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alfred Dickinson Barksdale (1892-1972), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate, 1924-27; Circuit Judge in Virginia 6th Circuit, 1938-39; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1939-57 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alan F. Barksdale, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1988 (7th District), 1996 (4th District), 2000 (5th District), 2002 (5th District); Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Barksdale


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Suggested Readings for the name Barksdale



  • Genealogy of Part of the Barksdale Family of America by Sarah Donelson Hubert.

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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 et fortitudine
Motto Translation: By fidelity and fortitude.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

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