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The ancestors of the name Barnet date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Barnet family lived on or near land cleared for cultivation by burning off the forest.

Barnet Early Origins



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

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Barnet Spelling Variations


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Barnet Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Barnet are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Barnet include: Barnett, Barnette, Barnet and others.

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Barnet Early History


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Barnet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnet research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Barnet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barnet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barnet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barnet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barnet In Ireland


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Barnet In Ireland



Some of the Barnet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barnet or a variant listed above:

Barnet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Barnet, aged 20, settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Barnet, who arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Julian Barnet, who landed in Maryland in 1639
  • Thomas Barnet, who landed in Salisbury, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Mary Barnet, who arrived in Maryland in 1660
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barnet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Barnet, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Amedee Gaston Barnet, aged 21, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • William Barnet, who landed in America in 1736

Barnet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Barnet, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Elias Barnet, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1812
  • David Barnet, aged 50, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Barnet, aged 22, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Edward Barnet settled in Barbados in 1660 and Mrs. Barnet, aged 50, settled in New York in 1820
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barnet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Barnet settled in St. John's, Newfoundland at Lower Road in 1780 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Barnet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Barnet settled in Harbour Grace in 1821, there is a Barnet Island in Newfoundland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Jane Barnet, aged 36, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Isabella Barnet, aged 43, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Robert Barnet, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • Andrew Barnet, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barnet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Barnet arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849
  • Benjamin Barnet, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnet (post 1700)



  • Sylvan Saul Barnet (1926-2016), American literary critic and Shakespearean scholar
  • Robert L. Barnet, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1920
  • Isaac Cox Barnet (d. 1833), American politician, U.S. Consul in Bordeaux, 1799-1801; Antwerp, 1802-03
  • Hugo L. Barnet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988
  • David Barnet, American politician, Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Preble County, 1850-51; Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Preble County, 1873
  • Charles Barnet, American politician, U.S. Consul in Antwerp, 1825-29; Venice, 1830-34; Genoa, 1834-37
  • Charlie Barnet (1913-1991), American Jazz musician
  • Richard Jackson Barnet (1929-2004), American scholar-activist
  • Melvin L. Barnet (d. 1998), American copy editor for The New York Times from 1953-1955
  • Nahum Barnet (1855-1931), Australian architect
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Barnet Historic Events


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Barnet Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William L Barnet (b. 1903), Scottish Cook (O) serving for the Royal Navy from Granton, Midlothian, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Barnet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnet 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.

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