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Barraclough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Barraclough is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived near Wakefield in Yorkshire.


Early Origins of the Barraclough family


The surname Barraclough was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Barraclough family


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Barraclough Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Barraclough has been spelled many different ways, including Barraclough, Burraclough, Baraclough, Baracluff, Barrowclough, Barnaclough, Berecloth, Berrycloth, Baricloughe, Bereclough, Barrayclught, Beraclough, Barraclue, Baroclough, Barracliff and many more.

Early Notables of the Barraclough family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Barraclough family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Barracloughs to arrive in North America:

Barraclough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Barraclough, who sailed to New York in 1823
  • Abel Barraclough, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1864

Barraclough Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Barraclough, who was living in Waterloo County, Ontario in 1877

Barraclough Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Miss C Barraclough, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Harry Barraclough, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Barraclough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Barraclough, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th March 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Barraclough, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th March 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Barraclough, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th March 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Thomas Barraclough, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Mr. Thomas Barraclough, (b. 1841), aged 32, English mason from Yorkshire travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Surat" going to Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1873, the ship sunk at the Catlins River all the passengers were transported to Dunedin via various rescure vessels [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Barraclough (post 1700)


  • Roy Barraclough MBE (1935-2017), English comic actor, best known for his role as Alec Gilroy, in the long-running British TV soap Coronation Street
  • Roy Barraclough MBE (1935-2017), English comic actor, best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the British TV soap Coronation Street
  • Alfred "Alf" Barraclough, English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer in the 1890s
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir John Barraclough KCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, OStJ, FRAeS (1918-2008), English Air Chief-Marshal of the RAF
  • Brent Barraclough (b. 1962), Canadian classical pianist and film producer
  • Garth Wilson Egerton Barraclough OBE (1910-1990), Australian company director and chairman of Unilever Australia
  • Nick Barraclough (b. 1951), British radio producer, presenter, musician and writer
  • Lindley John Forbes Barraclough AO (1926-2005), Australian politician
  • Sir Samuel Henry Egerton Barraclough KBE, CBE (Mil.), VD, MInstCE, MIMechE (1871-1958), Australian mechanical engineer
  • Geoffrey Barraclough (1908-1984), British historian and Professor of history

Historic Events for the Barraclough family



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Herman Barraclough (1917-1942), English Able Bodied Seaman from Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard HMS Anking and was lost in 1942 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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