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The name Barter is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who was a haggler, market trader or exchanger. The surname is derived from the Old French word barat, which means commerce or dealings, and is a derivative of the verb barater, which means to haggle. The surname Barter is also a nickname type of surname for a quarrelsome person.

Barter Early Origins



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

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Barter Spelling Variations


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Barter Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Barter include Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.

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Barter Early History


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Barter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barter research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1578, 1657, 1747, 1800, 1700, 1802 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Barter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barter In Ireland


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Barter In Ireland



Some of the Barter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Barter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Barter, who sailed to Virginia in 1655
  • James Barter, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • John Barter, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Margaret Barter, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • Henry Barter, who landed in Maine in 1675

Barter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Barter, who landed in Maine in 1755
  • William Barter to Virginia in 1774

Barter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barbara Barter to Philadelphia in 1804
  • Johannes Barter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804

Barter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Barter, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Barter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Barter, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • G. E. Barter was recorded in Ontario in 1869
  • Duncan Barter was living in Elgin County, Ontario in 1872

Barter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Barter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Robertson" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm
  • Martha Jane Barter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bernicia" in 1850
  • Ellen Barter arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bernicia" in 1850
  • Herbert Barter, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar"
  • Henry Barter, aged 39, a woodsman, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barter (post 1700)



  • Gurdon H. Barter (1843-1900), American sailor aboard the USS Minnesota during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865
  • Walter P. Barter, American Republican politician, Mayor of Johnstown, New York, 1938-41
  • Charles Barter (d. 1859), British gardener and botanist, foreman of Regent's Park of the Royal Botanic Society from 1851 to 1857
  • Richard Barter (1802-1870), Irish physician and proponent of hydropathy
  • Sir Charles St Leger Barter KCB, KCMG, CVO (1857-1931), British Army career officer. General officer commanding the 47th (2nd London) Division TF in August 1914
  • Richard H. Barter (1833-1859), nicknamed "Rattlesnake Dick", Canadian-born outlaw during the California Gold Rush robbing stagecoaches from 1855-1856; member of the notorious gang that stole $80,000 worth of gold, half was returned and the other half was buried and never recovered, Dick was killed execution style with two bullets in the chest and another in the head
  • Sir Peter Leslie Charles Barter OBE (b. 1940), Australian-born Minister for Health and Bougainville Affairs in the Papua New Guinean Government
  • John Wilfred Barter (1917-1983), British politician, Member of the British Parliament for Ealing North from 1955 to 1964
  • Captain Frederick Barter VC, MC (1891-1952), Welsh recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Augusta Barter CM (1909-1999), Canadian nurse made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1989 and also the recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper metiora certans
Motto Translation: Forever striving for better things


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA ROBERTSON 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839AnnaRobertson.htm

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Barter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barter 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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