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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Barns was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a small child. The surname springs from the middle English bairn, of the same meaning. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Barns Early Origins



The surname Barns was first found in Surrey at Barnes, a parish, in the union of Richmond, W. division of the hundred of Brixton. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This parish was originally listed as Berne [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
in the Domesday Book of 1086. According to the Saxon Chronicle, Siward Barn was the patriot rebel against William the Conqueror. [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
After that early listing, one of the first records of the name was found in Surrey as Philip de Bernes. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Other early records include: Henry de le Berne in Norfolk; Richard de la Berne in Kent; and William de la Berne in Dorset, all listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
William Bernes was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1380 and Joan Barnes was also listed in Cheshire in 1450. [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Scottish sources revealed that the name was from "Barnes in the parish of Premnay, Aberdeenshire" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
where the first record was found in the 15th century as Robert of Bernis, a goldsmith in 1465. [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

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Barns Spelling Variations


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Barns Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Barnes, Barns, Barnis, Bernys, Barness and others.

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Barns Early History


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Barns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barns research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1200, 1661, 1627, 1710, 1654, 1712, 1675 and are included under the topic Early Barns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barns Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Colonel James Barns of Kirkhill; John Barnes (died 1661), an English Benedictine monk, from Lancashire; Ambrose Barnes (1627-1710), an English nonconformist and Mayor of Newcastle; and...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barns Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barns In Ireland


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Barns In Ireland



Some of the Barns family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 135 words (10 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 left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barns or a variant listed above:

Barns Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Barnabie Barns, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Barns, who landed in Marlboro(ugh), Massachusetts in 1656
  • Rich Barns, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • James Barns, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Tis Barns, aged 60, arrived in New York in 1681

Barns Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Barns, who landed in New York in 1760
  • Mark Barns, who landed in New England in 1775

Barns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Barns, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811
  • Hurdman Barns, who landed in New York in 1844
  • Mrs. L Barns, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • D M Barns, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • W Barns, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Barns Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jona Barns, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Barns, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Barns, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Major John Barns U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 served in the New Jersey Volunteers [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Barns Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Barns arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848

Barns Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Barns, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • David Barns, aged 20, a baker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • John Barns, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barns (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barns (post 1700)



  • Cornelia Barns (1888-1941), American artist and political cartoonist
  • Paul D. Barns, American politician, Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1946-49
  • Newton S. Barns, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Fairmont, West Virginia, 1885-90
  • Natalie C. Barns, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orange County 1st District, 1940
  • L. W. Barns, American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 10th District, 1953-54
  • Kitty Barns, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1940
  • John Barns, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Charlotte County, 1777-78
  • Howard D. Barns, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952
  • Doretha Barns, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County, 1968
  • Claude T. Barns, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1940
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  6. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  7. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  8. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Barns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barns 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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