Early Origins of the Barnfather family
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
Early History of the Barnfather family
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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.
Early Notables of the Barnfather family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnfather family to the New World and Oceana
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 Atlantic. 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Barnfather (post 1700)
- Keith Barnfather (b. 1959), English film director
Historic Events for the Barnfather family
HMS Royal Oak
- Raymond Arthur Barnfather (1923-1939), born in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England, British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html