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Barwell is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Barwell family lived in Leicestershire in the midlands of England. A parish in this area bears the name Barwellwith a population today of about 6,300. The family derives their name from this location. The name Barwell is composed of the Old English elements bar, meaning wild boar, and well, which means well or stream.

Barwell Early Origins



The surname Barwell was first found in Leicestershire in the midlands of England where they held a family seat soon after the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D. The Barwells or Barwicks were originally from Berville in Normandy where they held many knight's fees, and estates.

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Barwell Spelling Variations


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Barwell Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Barwell are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Barwell include Barwell, Barwick, Berwell, Barwel, Berwel, Berwelle and many more.

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Barwell Early History


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Barwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barwell research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1639 is included under the topic Early Barwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barwell In Ireland


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Barwell In Ireland



Some of the Barwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 99 words (7 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


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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Barwell, or a variant listed above:

Barwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Barwell, who landed in Maryland in 1666
  • John Barwell who settled in New England in 1678

Barwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Barwell settled in Maryland in 1774

Barwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Barwell arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833, he moved westward

Barwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Barwell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barwell (post 1700)



  • Leon Barwell (1967-2013), British rugby union executive, Chairman of Northampton Saints (20112013)
  • Sir Henry Newman Barwell (1877-1959), Australian politician, 28th Premier of South Australia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Barwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barwell 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 December 2015 at 21:12.

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