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The name Barnsley was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barnsley family lived in Worcestershire and Yorkshire, where they held an ancient seat and estates.

Barnsley Early Origins



The surname Barnsley was first found in Gloucestershire and South Yorkshire at Barnsley. Of the locales, the town in Yorkshire is by far the larger originating in the historic West Riding of Yorkshire. This town dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Berneslai. However, the Gloucestershire parish which was originally part of historic Lancashire dates back further to 802 when it was listed as Bearmodeslea. It too was listed in the Domesday Book but had a different spelling of Bernesleis. Both locales were derived from the Old English personal name + "leah" and literally meant "woodland clearing of a man called Beornmod (Beorn)." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The family is conjecturally descended from a Norman noble Ilbert de Lacy who settled in the village of Barnsley in the West Riding of Yorkshire at the time of the Norman Conquest. Ilbert was Lord of the Manor of Barnsley.

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Barnsley Spelling Variations


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Barnsley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Barnsley have been found, including Barnsley, Barnsely, Barnseley, Barnsly and others.

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Barnsley Early History


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Barnsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnsley research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Barnsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barnsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barnsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barnsley 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barnsley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Barnsley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnsley (post 1700)



  • Godfrey Barnsley (1805-1873), Derbyshire-born, American businessman and cotton broker
  • Michael Fielding Barnsley (b. 1946), American mathematician who has worked on fractal compression; he holds several patents on the technology
  • Geoffrey Robert Barnsley (b. 1935), English former professional footballer
  • Ernest and Sidney Barnsley, English Arts and Crafts movement master builders, furniture designers and makers associated with Ernest Gimson
  • Emily Grace Barnsley (1896-1975), English pottery decorator, daughter of Sidney Barnsley
  • Edward Barnsley (1900-1987), English furniture designer and maker, son of Sidney Barnsley
  • Alan Gabriel Barnsley (1916-1986), English writer and Professor of English at Washington State University
  • Victoria Barnsley OBE (b. 1954), British businesswoman and entrepreneur, founder of the publishing house Fourth Estate in 1984
  • Craig Jonathan Barnsley (b. 1983), South African born Welsh cricketer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Barnsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnsley 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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