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Coat of Arms: A blue shield displaying a silver lion between eight small gold fleur-de-lis.
Crest: A griffin's head.
Motto: Fide sed cui vide.
Motto Translated: Trust, but in whom take care.
The Anglo-Saxon tribes of
Britain were the first to use the name of barker. The name had a
practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a
person who stripped trees of bark for tanning. The name barker is also
an occupational name for a person who tended sheep at pasture.
First found in Cambridgeshire, where they were seated from ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Edmund Barker, who sailed to Maine in 1625; Alice Barker to Virginia in 1648; Samuel Barker to West New Jersey in 1664; Elizabeth Barker to Barbados in 1669.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900sName - year - place of arrival
Daniel Barker 1685 America
Elizabeth Barker 1620 America
John Barker 1679 America
Mary Barker 1679 America
Thomas Barker 1700 America
Andrew Barker 1680 Barbados
Bassell Barker 1679 Barbados
Elizabeth Barker 1669 Barbados
James Barker 1659 Barbados
James Barker 1663 Barbados
John Barker 1657 Barbados
John Barker 1679 Barbados
John Barker 1694 Barbados
John Barker 1697 Barbados
Mary Barker 1679 Barbados
Mary Barker 1635 Barbados
Richard Barker 1659 Barbados
Barker Surname Meaning:
1. English: occupational name for a tanner of leather, from Middle English bark(en) ‘to tan’, tree bark having been used as the tanning agent.
2. English: occupational name for a shepherd, Anglo-Norman French bercher (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’, genitive berbicis). With the change of -ar- to -er- in Middle English, this became indistinguishable from the preceding name.
3. Altered spelling of German Barger or Berger.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
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