Barley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Barley begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the county of Hertfordshire, where they took their name from the parish of Barley. Barley is also a village in the borough of Pendle, in Lancashire which dates back to 1266.

Early Origins of the Barley family

The surname Barley was first found in Hertfordshire, and perhaps Essex where Borley is a village and civil parish. Many of the family claim descent from the village and civil parish of Albury.

Important Dates for the Barley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barley research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1451, 1521, 1501, 1466, 1487, 1529, 1529, 1557, 1565 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Barley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barley Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Barley has undergone many spelling variations, including Barley, Barly, Barely, Barle, Barlay and others.

Early Notables of the Barley family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include William Barley (1451-1521) of Albury, Hertfordshire. He was attainted of treason for his support of Perkin Warbeck and lost all his lands. Pardoned in 1501, he was once again in possession of his lands, including the manors of Wicken, Elsenham, Albury, Wickhamstead and Moulsham. he was High Sheriff of...
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Barley migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Barley were among those contributors:

Barley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Barley who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Antho Barley, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • Elizabeth Barley, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Elizabeth Barley, who arrived in America in 1654 [1]
  • Ann Barley, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
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Barley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Barley, who arrived in America in 1764 [1]
Barley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Barley, aged 40, who landed in North Carolina in 1812 [1]
  • O Barley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Samuel Barley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1859
  • Melchoir Barley, who arrived in West Virginia in 1861 [1]
  • Henry Barley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]

Barley migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Frederick Barley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749

Barley migration to Australia

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

Barley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Barley, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola" [2]

Barley migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Barley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [3]
  • Mrs. Eliza Barley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [3]
  • Miss Helen Barley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [3]
  • Miss Matilda Barley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th February 1856 [3]
  • Mr. Johnston Barley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Kenilworth" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd May 1857 [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Barley (post 1700)

  • John E. Barley (b. 1945), American Republican politician, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1985-2002) [5]
  • Les Barley (b. 1967), American former Arena Football League fullback and linebacker
  • Stephen R. Barley (b. 1953), American organizational theorist
  • Larry Barley, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979 [5]
  • E. V. Barley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912 [5]
  • Betty Barley, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1957-59; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960 [5]
  • Nigel Barley (b. 1947), English anthropologist and author
  • Jack Charles Barley (b. 1887), English cricketer for Oxford University (1909), Worcestershire (1908) and Sussex (1908)
  • Bryan Barley (b. 1960), former England international rugby union centre
  • Mr. John Gerald Barley B.E.M.,, British recipient of the British Empire Medal on 8th June 2018, for charitable services in Berkshire [6]
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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Osceola-Asceola.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 31 October 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
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