Barnaucle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Barnaucle has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Warwickshire, where they took their name from the hamlet of Barnacle in the parish of Bulkington, six miles from Coventry. 
Early Origins of the Barnaucle family
The surname Barnaucle was first found in Warwickshire at Barnacle, a hamlet, in the parish of Bulkington, union of Nuneaton, Kirby division of the hundred of Knightlow.  "It is mentioned in the Conqueror's survey, and is supposed to have anciently belonged to the family of Fitzwith."  At that time it was spelt Bernhangre.  The place name literally means "wooded slope by a barn," from the Old English words "bere-aern" + "hangra." 
Important Dates for the Barnaucle family
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Barnaucle Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Barnaucle have been found, including Barnacle, Barnicle, Bernicle, Barnackle, Barnackell, Barnaucle and many more.
Early Notables of the Barnaucle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnaucle family
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Barnaucle, or a variant listed above: John Barnacle who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772.
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