Barwiss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Barwiss family
The surname Barwiss was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England 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 Barwiss family
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Barwiss Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Barwise, Barwis, Barwese, Barwize, Barwiss and many more.
Early Notables of the Barwiss 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 of Cumberland in 1635, known as "Great Richard" Barwis because...
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Migration of the Barwiss family
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Barwiss (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Barwiss family +
- Mr. Harry Laurence Cantell Barwiss (b. 1899), English Chief Petty Officer Writer from Welling, Kent, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking 
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