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
- Thomas Barraclough, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
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
- Mr. Herman Barraclough (b. 1917), English Able Bodied Seaman from Hampshire, 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html