Barten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Barten first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived on a barley farm. Checking further we found the name was derived from the English word barton which originates in the two Old English words bere, which means barley, and tun, signifying an enclosure.

Early Origins of the Barten family

The surname Barten was first found in Cheshire at Barton, a township, in the parish of Farndon, union of Great Boughton, Higher division of the hundred of Broxton. "The manor [of Barton] was anciently held under the barony of Malpas by the family of Barton, some monuments of whom, with their effigies, were formerly to be seen in Farndon church." [1]

Over in Barton-Upon-Irwell in Lancashire another branch of the family was found. "Barton Old Hall, a brick edifice, now a farmhouse, was the seat successively of the Barton, Booth, and Leigh families." [1]

Bearton was the name of a small hamlet near Hitchin in Hertfordshire, but was amalgamated about 100 years ago to be known as Hitchin Bearton.

Important Dates for the Barten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barten research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1015, 1163, 1304, 1506, 1534, 1534, 1466, 1511, 1474, 1475, 1562, 1597, 1610, 1597, 1506, 1534, 1506, 1525, 1598, 1678, 1614, 1684, 1659, 1681, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Barten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barten Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Barten has appeared include Barton, Barten, Bartin and others.

Early Notables of the Barten family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Andrew Barton (1466-1511), High Admiral of the Kingdom of Scotland, but regarded by the English and Portuguese as a pirate. His "defeat by Sir Thomas and Sir Edward Howard is celebrated in the old ballad of 'Sir Andrew Barton,' was the son of John Barton, who is mentioned in the account of the chamberlain of Fife, 1474-1475, as master of the Yellow Carvel, subsequently rendered famous under Sir Andrew Wood. " [2] Edward Barton (1562?-1597), was the second English ambassador sent to Constantinople, and was probably the second son of Edward Barton of...
Another 224 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Barten family to Ireland

Some of the Barten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barten migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Barten Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Barten, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 [3]

Barten migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barten Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Barten, (b. 1835), aged 21, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Barten (post 1700)

  • Joseph Barten, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 21st District, 1915-16 [5]
  • Franz Barten, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 52 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CROMWELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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