Early Origins of the Barnisfeather family
Roxburghshire where they held a family seat at Kelso from very early times. The name is anciently from the Old Norse personal name Bjarnvardr.
Early History of the Barnisfeather family
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Early Notables of the Barnisfeather family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnisfeather 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 cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Barnisfeather family name Barnisfeather, or who bore a variation of the surname were Samuel Barnfather who landed in America in 1753.
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