Barwarde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Barwarde family
The surname Barwarde was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barwarde family
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Barwarde Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Barwarde include Bearward, Beareward, Berewood, Berewoode, Bereward, Barwarde, Bearwoode, Bearwood and many more.
Early Notables of the Barwarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barwarde family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barwarde or a variant listed above: Harry Barward, who came to Harris County, TX in 1886.
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