, from very ancient times where they took their name from the county of Berwick to the north.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Barwake occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Barwick, Barwicke and others.
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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Barwake, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Lawrence Barwick who settled in Virginia in 1645; Thomas Barwick who settled in Dominica in 1774; Thomas Barwick settled in Virginia in 1622; Thomas Barwick settled in New Jersey in 1677..