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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Barksworthy family lived in the town of Barkwith, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Barksworthy family


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

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Early History of the Barksworthy family

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Early History of the Barksworthy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barksworthy research.
Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 108 and 1086 are included under the topic Early Barksworthy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barksworthy Spelling Variations

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Barksworthy Spelling Variations


Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Barksworth, Backwith, Backworth, Barkworth, Barkwith, Barkworse and many more.

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Early Notables of the Barksworthy family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Barksworthy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Barksworthy family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Barksworthy family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Barksworthy or a variant listed above: John Barkeworth who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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The Barksworthy Motto

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The Barksworthy 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: Esto quod esse videris
Motto Translation: Be what you seem to be.


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