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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
  • John Barksdale, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1694

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
  • Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860, 1868, 1872, 1880
  • Randolph Hunter Barksdale (1891-1970), American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Bordeaux, 1918
  • Rhesa H. Barksdale, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1992
  • W. R. Barksdale, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1876
  • ... (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



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    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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