Barnes, William Benson

Male Abt 1898 -


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  • Name Barnes, William Benson  [1
    Born Abt 1898  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 02 Apr 1911  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33187  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Barnes, John Isaac,   b. Abt 1865, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1923, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Harman, Lucy Adelaide,   b. 14 Feb 1867, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1923, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Dec 1888  Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Witness N. Barnes and Maria Harman 
    Family ID F2695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    This interesting surname has three possible origins; firstly, it may be a topographical name or occupational name of Anglo-Saxon origin, for someone who lived or worked at a barn, deriving from the genitive case or plural of the Middle English "barn", a development of the Olde English pre 7th Century "bern", meaning barn, granary. The placename Barnes, on the Surrey bank of the Thames in West London, has the same origin, and some bearers may be members of families hailing from there. Secondly, it may be of Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse origin, and is the name borne by the son or servant of a berne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes. It derives from the Olde English "beorn", Old Norse "barn" meaning young warrior. Barne was occasionally used as a given name from an Olde English, Old Norse byname, and some examples of the surname may derive from this use. Thirdly, it may be of Irish origin, an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Bearain", descendant of Bearan, a byname meaning spear. London Church Records list the marriage of John Barnes to Joane Bowes on September 16th 1539 at St. Mary Woolnoth. One Barnabie Barnes was an early emigrant to the New World, leaving London on the "Transport" in July 1635, bound for Virginia. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Philip de Bernes, which was dated 1250, in "Sir Christopher Hatton's Book of Seals of Surrey", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Sources 
    1. [S691] 1911 Canadian Census, taken June 1, 1911, Class: RG14; Piece: 1953.
      Record for John Isaac Barnes

    2. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint John The Evangelist, Lambeth, Register of marriages, P85/JNA3, Item 078.
      Record for John Isaac Barnes