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The name Barkworthy was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Barkworthy family lived in the town of Barkwith, in the county of Lincolnshire.

Barkworthy Early Origins



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

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Barkworthy Spelling Variations


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Barkworthy Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Barkworthy are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Barkworthy include Barksworth, Backwith, Backworth, Barkworth, Barkwith, Barkworse and many more.

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Barkworthy Early History


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Barkworthy Early History



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

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Barkworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barkworthy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barkworthy 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Barkworthy, or a variant listed above: John Barkeworth who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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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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Barkworthy Family Crest Products


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Barkworthy Family Crest Products




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