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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.

Barraclough Early Origins



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

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Barraclough Spelling Variations


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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.

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Barraclough Early History


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Barraclough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barraclough research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1493, 1561, 1608, 1626, 1631, 1690, and 1765 are included under the topic Early Barraclough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barraclough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barraclough Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barraclough 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



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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barraclough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barraclough (post 1700)



  • Alfred "Alf" Barraclough, English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer in the 1890s
  • Roy Barraclough MBE (b. 1935), English comic actor, best known for his role as Alec Gilroy in the British TV soap Coronation Street
  • 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

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Barraclough Historic Events


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Barraclough Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Herman Barraclough (b. 1917), English Able Bodied Seaman from Hampshire, England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard HMS Anking and was lost in 1942

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Barraclough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barraclough 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.

    This page was last modified on 22 February 2015 at 17:16.

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