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The ancestry of the name Barrowman can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word buri, which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.

Barrowman Early Origins



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

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Barrowman Spelling Variations


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Barrowman Spelling Variations



Barrowman has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.

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Barrowman Early History


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Barrowman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barrowman research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1176, 1500, 1587, 1600, 1615, 1688, 1750, 1784, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Barrowman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barrowman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barrowman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barrowman 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Barrowmans to arrive on North American shores:

Barrowman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Widow Barrowman, who arrived in Barbados in 1680

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrowman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barrowman (post 1700)



  • John Barrowman (b. 1967), Scottish-born, American BAFTA Award nominated actor, known for his roles in Torchwood (2006), Arrow (2012) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  • Michael Ray Barrowman (b. 1968), American former swimmer
  • Carole Emily Barrowman (b. 1959), Scottish Professor of English and Director of Creative Studies in Writing
  • Andrew Barrowman (b. 1984), Scottish footballer

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Barrowman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barrowman 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 13 May 2015 at 14:35.

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