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The name Barnsdall first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived at or near the granary or barn in the valley. The first part of the surname Barnsdall is derived from the Old English word barn, which refers to a barn or granary house. The word barn itself was originally derived from the Old English words bern, which mean barley, and oern, which means house. The last portion of the name is derived from the Old English word doel, which means valley or dale.

Barnsdall Early Origins



The surname Barnsdall was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Barnsdall Spelling Variations


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Barnsdall Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Barnsdall has appeared include Barnsdale, Barnesdale, Barndale and others.

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Barnsdall Early History


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Barnsdall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnsdall research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Barnsdall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barnsdall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barnsdall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barnsdall 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Barnsdall arrived in North America very early: Christopher Barnsdale who settled in Virginia in 1642.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnsdall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnsdall (post 1700)



  • Louise Aline Barnsdall (1882-1946), American oil heiress, client of Frank Lloyd Wright and his design of her Hollyhock House in Los Angeles

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Barnsdall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnsdall 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 11 February 2016 at 18:54.

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