The name Barrentomb reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Barrentomb family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Barrentomb family lived in parishes at Cambridge, Berkshire, Somerset
and Gloucester. Their original family seat
was at Barentin
, and they were one of a group of families that draw their name from this location.
Early Origins of the Barrentomb family
The surname Barrentomb was first found in Cambridge and Lincolnshire
where they have held a family seat
from very ancient times. Barrington or De Barenton was located near Caudebec, Normandy
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
They were granted manors and estates by Duke William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Barrentomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrentomb research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1917, 1588, 1570, 1628, 1601, 1611, 1621, 1628, 1644, 1621, 1629, 1605, 1683, 1645, 1648, 1660, 1679, 1671, 1715 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Barrentomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barrentomb Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Barrington, Barentin, Berrington, Berington, Berinton, Barenten, Barenton, Barentine, Barentyn, Barrinton, Barrenkton, Barringston and many more.
Early Notables of the Barrentomb family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Berrington, High Sheriff
in 1588; Sir Francis Barrington, 1st Baronet
(ca. 1570-1628), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Essex
(1601-1611) and (1621-1628); his son, Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Baronet
(died 1644)... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barrentomb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barrentomb family to Ireland
Some of the Barrentomb family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barrentomb family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Barrentomb name or one of its variants: Abigail Barrington who settled in Barbados in 1664; Isaac Barrington settled in Barbados in 1654; Robert Barrington settled in Virginia in 1677; Benjamin Barrington settled in North Carolina in 1701.
The Barrentomb Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ung durant ma vie
Motto Translation: The same while I live.