Barrick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Barrick family

The surname Barrick was first found in Berwickshire in Scotland and Northumberland in England, where "this surname is derived from the famous Border town of the same name. Rather curiously the surname is not uncommon at the present day in Fife. John de Berwic was rector of Renfrew in 1295, and in the year following Geoffry of Berewick, Burgess of Roxburgh, rendered homage [to King Edward I of England]. " [1]

Further to the south in England, John de Berewyk (d. 1312), was an English judge, who "was entrusted with the charge of the vacant abbey of St. Edmund, 1278-1279, and of the see of Lincoln during the interval which elapsed between the death of Benedict, otherwise Richard, de Gravesend, 1279, and the appointment of his successor in the episcopate, Oliver Sutton, 1280-1281." [2]

In Wiltshire, there were two early listings in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Sampson de Berwyk; and Philip de Berwyke. [3]

Moving further north again, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Johannes de Berwyk as holding lands there at that time. [3]

Early History of the Barrick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrick research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1615, 1628, 1629 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Barrick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barrick Spelling Variations

Although the name, Barrick, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Berwick, Bewick, Berwicke, Bewicke and others.

Early Notables of the Barrick family (pre 1700)

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United States Barrick migration to the United States +

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Barrick family name Barrick, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Barrick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Barrick, who landed in South Carolina in 1684 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barrick (post 1700) +

  • Second Lieutenant Jesse T. Barrick (1841-1923), American soldier in the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Duck River Battle in 1863
  • D.W. Barrick, American co-founder of the Barrick Gaming Corporation which operated several hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Marjorie Barrick, American philanthropist and benefactor to the University of Nevada, eponym of the Marjorie Barrick Museum
  • George D. Barrick, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944 [5]
  • David James Barrick (b. 1984), English cricketer
  • Dean Barrick (b. 1969), English former footballer
  • Desmond William "Des" Barrick (1926-2007), English cricketer who played in 301 first-class matches between the 1949 and 1960 seasons
  • C. J. Barrick, British football referee of the 1948 FA Cup Final
  • Barrick Nealy (b. 1983), American-born, form NFL and CFL football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings (2006) and the Calgary Stampeders (2006-2010)
  • Barrick Samuel Rankin (b. 1872), American Republican politician, Physician; Surgeon [6]

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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