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The present generation of the Barstow family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Yorkshire, where they took their name from Bairstow in West Yorkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English terms beger, for berries, and stow, for grow. It referred to "the place where berries are grown".

Barstow Early Origins



The surname Barstow was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.

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Barstow Spelling Variations


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Barstow Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Barstow include Barstow, Bairstow, Bairstoe, Barstoe and others.

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Barstow Early History


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Barstow Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barstow research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barstow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barstow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barstow Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barstow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Barstow were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Barstow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George and William Barstow who settled in Massachusetts in 1620
  • George Barstow, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Michael Barstow, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Barstow, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Miles Barstow, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barstow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Barstow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Barstow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Samuel Barstow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • A Barstow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855

Barstow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R C Barstow landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barstow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barstow (post 1700)



  • John Lester Barstow (1832-1913), American teacher, farmer, politician, and soldier, the 39th Governor of Vermont (1882-1884)
  • Gideon Barstow (1783-1852), American politician, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • David Barstow (b. 1963), American Pulitzer Prize winning journalist (2009) and co-shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2004
  • Edward Barstow, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1947; Chair of Menominee County Republican Party, 1950
  • Charles R. Barstow, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1847
  • C. Irwin Barstow, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1904
  • Anson Barstow (1831-1906), American politician, Mayor of Oakland, California, 1901-03
  • Amos Chafee Barstow (1813-1894), American politician, Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, 1858; Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1870-71
  • Adolph Barstow, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Michigan State Attorney General, 1906
  • Gamaliel Henry Barstow (1784-1865), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1815-18, 1824, 1827; Member of New York State Senate Western District, 1818-22
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Barstow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barstow 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.

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