Barnsfather History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Barnsfather family
The surname Barnsfather 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 Bjarnvardr.
Important Dates for the Barnsfather family
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Barnsfather Spelling Variations
The name Barnsfather, 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 Barnsfather family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barnsfather family
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 Barnsfather family, or who bore a variation of the surname Barnsfather were Samuel Barnfather who landed in America in 1753.