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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The name Birnett is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived on or near land cleared for cultivation by burning off the forest.

Birnett Early Origins



The surname Birnett was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Birnett Spelling Variations


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Birnett Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Birnett has been spelled many different ways, including Barnett, Barnette, Barnet and others.

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Birnett Early History


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Birnett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birnett research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Birnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birnett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birnett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Birnett In Ireland


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Birnett In Ireland



Some of the Birnett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 160 words (11 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Birnetts to arrive in North America: John Barnett who settled in Virginia in 1620; Robert Barnett who settled in Virginia in 1653; Richard Barnett who settled in Virginia in 1652; and many more. In Newfoundland, Andrew Barnet settled in St. John's in Lower Road in 1780.

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Birnett Family Crest Products


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Birnett Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Birnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birnett 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 27 October 2010 at 13:17.

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