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Barnfather Early Origins



The surname Barnfather was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat at Kelso from very early times. The name is anciently from the Old Norse personal name Bjarnvardr.

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Barnfather Spelling Variations


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Barnfather Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Barnfather occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Bairnsfather, Bairnfather, Barnsfather, Barnisfather, Barnisfadir, Bairnsfeather, Bairnfeather, Barnsfeather, Barnfeather, Bairnisfader, Bairnisfather, Bairnisfeather, Barnisfader, Barnisfather, Barnisfeather and many more.

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Barnfather Early History


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Barnfather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnfather research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1502, 1525, 1542, 1590 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Barnfather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barnfather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barnfather Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barnfather 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Barnfather, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Barnfather Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Barnfather who landed in America in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnfather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnfather (post 1700)



  • Keith Barnfather (b. 1959), English film director

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Barnfather Family Crest Products


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Barnfather Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Barnfather Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnfather 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 3 December 2014 at 16:24.

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