Barkworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Barkworth family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in the town of Barkwith, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Early Origins of the Barkworth family

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

Early History of the Barkworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barkworth research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1601 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Barkworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barkworth Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Barksworth, Backwith, Backworth, Barkworth, Barkwith, Barkworse and many more.

Early Notables of the Barkworth family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Mark Barkworth or Lambert (d. 1601), a Benedictine monk, native of Lincolnshire who converted to the Catholic faith at the age of twenty-two. "After being admitted to holy orders he was...
Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barkworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Barkworth migration to the United States +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Barkworth name or one of its variants:

Barkworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Barkworth, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]

Australia Barkworth migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barkworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Barkworth, (b. 1783), aged 31, English house keeper who was convicted in Kent, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Broxbournebury" in January 1814, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barkworth (post 1700) +

  • Thomas E. Barkworth (1851-1923), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Jackson County 1st District, 1891-94 [3]
  • Peter Wynn Barkworth, English actor

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Algernon Henry Wilson Barkworth, aged 47, English First Class passenger from Hessle, East Yorkshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived B [4]


The Barkworth 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.


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 3rd November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/broxbournebury
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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