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The name Barkwith reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barkwith family lived in the town of Barkwith, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Barkwith Early Origins



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

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Barkwith Spelling Variations


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Barkwith Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barkwith include Barksworth, Backwith, Backworth, Barkworth, Barkwith, Barkworse and many more.

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Barkwith Early History


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Barkwith Early History



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

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Barkwith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barkwith Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barkwith 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Barkwiths to arrive on North American shores:

Barkwith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Barkwith, who arrived in Virginia in 1635

Barkwith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Barkwith arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Mary Barkwith arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Annie Barkwith arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Elizabeth Barkwith arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • Sarah Barkwith arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Barkwith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barkwith 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 17 October 2013 at 16:26.

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