Barrgate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Anglo-Saxon name Barrgate comes from when the family resided near a gate that barred entrance to a town or city. Originally, the gate was formed of posts and a chain. Today Bargate is a building in the city center of Southampton, England. Built c.1180 as part of the fortified walled city, the Bargate was the main point of entry and exit to and from the north. Bargate Ward is an Electoral Ward in the Unitary Authority of Southampton, England.
Early Origins of the Barrgate family
The surname Barrgate was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barrgate family
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Barrgate Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Barrgate has been recorded under many different variations, including Bargate, Bargett, Bargatt, Barrgate, Baregate and many more.
Early Notables of the Barrgate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barrgate family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Barrgate or a variant listed above: Symon Barcott, who settled in Bermuda in 1635; Johannas Barget, who came to Halifax, N.S. in 1752; Thomas Barget, who settled in Virginia in 1773; and Avon Barcott, who came to Ontario in 1871..
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