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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)



  • William P. Barksdale, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 21st District, 1904-05
  • William Barksdale (1821-1863), American politician, Representative from Mississippi, 1853-61 (at-large 1853-55, 3rd District 1855-61)
  • W. R. Barksdale, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876
  • W. W. Barksdale, American politician, Mayor of Clarksville, Tennessee, 1960
  • Rhesa H. Barksdale, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1992
  • Randolph Hunter Barksdale (1891-1970), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bordeaux, 1918
  • Jerry R. Barksdale, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972
  • Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860, 1868, 1872, 1880
  • Allen Arnold Barksdale (1878-1924), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912
  • 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
  • ... (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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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)

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. 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.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  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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