Early Origins of the Barnisfader family
The surname Barnisfader 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 Barnisfader family
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Barnisfader Spelling Variations
The name Barnisfader, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Bairnsfather, Bairnfather, Barnsfather, Barnisfather, Barnisfadir, Bairnsfeather, Bairnfeather, Barnsfeather, Barnfeather, Bairnisfader, Bairnisfather, Bairnisfeather, Barnisfader, Barnisfather, Barnisfeather and many more.
Early Notables of the Barnisfader family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnisfader family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Barnisfader family, or who bore a variation of the surname Barnisfader were Samuel Barnfather who landed in America in 1753.