The ancestry of the name Bawker can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a name for a person who stripped trees of bark for tanning. CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
The name Bawker is also an occupational
name for a person who tended sheep at pasture.
Early Origins of the Bawker family
The surname Bawker was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where one of the first records of the family was Alan le Barkere who was listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. The same rolls listed Robert Barcarius in Lincolnshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Bawker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bawker research.Another 384 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1577, 1600, 1619, 1652, 1700, 1722, 1734, 1774, 1788, 1804, 1806, 1808, 1809, 1609, 1652, 1635, 1664, 1655, 1696, 1680, 1696, 1685, 1731, 1708, 1715, 1722, 1619, 1698, 1623, 1702, 1678, 1679, 1739, 1749 and 1793 are included under the topic Early Bawker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bawker Spelling Variations
Bawker has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bawker have been found, including Barker, Barkers, Barkes, Barkess, Barkere, Barkar and others.
Early Notables of the Bawker family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Christopher Barker, a distinguished British diplomat and court official in the 16th century; Sir John Barker, 1st Baronet
(c.1609-c. 1652); and his son, Sir John Barker, 2nd Baronet
(c.1635-1664); and his son, Sir John Barker, 4th Baronet
(1655-1696), an English Baronet
and politician, Member... Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bawker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bawker family to Ireland
Some of the Bawker family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bawker family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bawkers to arrive on North American shores:
Bawker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Bawker, who landed in Maryland in 1674 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Bawker Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.