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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.

Barkworth Early Origins



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

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Barkworth Spelling Variations


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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.

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Barkworth Early History


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Barkworth Early History



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

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Barkworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barkworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barkworth 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barkworth (post 1700)


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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
  • Peter Wynn Barkworth, English actor

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Barkworth Historic Events


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Barkworth Historic Events




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

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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



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Barkworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barkworth 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 21 January 2016 at 14:03.

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