Early Origins of the Barweis family
The surname Barweis was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient but turbulent no-man's land where the persecuted Many were given land by King Malcolm Canmore and later by King David of Scotland
. Some were native Scots. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'.
Early History of the Barweis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barweis research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1234, 1374, 1580, 1616, 1601, 1648, 1628, 1635, 1662, 1648, 1649, 1652, 1621 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Barweis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barweis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Barwise, Barwis, Barwese, Barwize, Barwiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Barweis family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Anthony Barwis (1580-1616), and his son, Richard Barwis (1601-1648), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Carlisle in 1628, High Sheriff
in 1635, known as "Great Richard" Barwis because... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barweis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barweis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Barwise, aged 38, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1921; Robert Barwise, aged 40, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1924; and Walter Barwise, aged 25, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Farnworth, England
, in 1907..