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Early Origins of the Barnston family


The surname Barnston was first found in Suffolk at Barnardiston, a parish, in the union and hundred of Risbridge. "This parish, which comprises by computation 1500 acres, was originally the seat of, and gave name to, the family of Barnardiston, long resident in the adjoining parish of Kedington." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
At one time the family held estates and a family seat in Kedington (or Ketton) in Essex. Kedlington Hall which is located there "was for many generations the residence of the Barnardiston family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Barnston family


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Barnston Spelling Variations


Barnston has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Barnariston, Barnardeston, Barnardston, Bernardston, Bernardeston, Barneston, Barniston, Barmston, Bernardiston and many more.

Early Notables of the Barnston family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Barneston was made a knight of the sword in 1501 at the marriage of Prince Arthur. Sir Thomas Bernardeston was knighted in 1578. Sir Thomas was knighted in 1578. Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston was knighted in...
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Migration of the Barnston family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Barnstons to arrive on North American shores:

Barnston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Barnston, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Henry Barnston, aged 52, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Ruth Barnston, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1920

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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