Barwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Barwood family

The surname Barwood was first found in Berwickshire where they were a family of great antiquity deriving their surname from Berwick or Barwick, which, when arriving south in England in the early 15th century became Burwood, Berwood, Burward, Burwald.

There is also a Burwood in Shropshire which dates back centuries. Burwardsley is found in Cheshire and dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Burwardeslei. Literally this place name means "woodland clearing of the fort-keeper, or of a man called Buregweard." [1]

Early History of the Barwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barwood research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1333, 1200, 1603 and 1524 are included under the topic Early Barwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Barwood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burwood, Barwood, Burward, Burwald, Burwarde, Barwick, Berward, Berwood, Birwood, Burrwood, Berwoughdon, Berwaughdon and many more.

Early Notables of the Barwood family (pre 1700)

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United States Barwood migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Barwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Barwood, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [2]

New Zealand Barwood migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Barwood Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mark Barwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Eliza Barwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865
  • Robert G. Barwood, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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