Barnes family crest
Colors on the Barnes family crest explained
Argent (silver) - is a symbol of peacefulness and sincerity, two values of huge importance to the Barnes family.
Or (Gold) - signifies the historical generosity of the ancient Barnes family.
Azure (blue) - represents the Barnes family's loyalty and truthful nature.
Symbols on the Barnes family crest explained
The arrow head - represents the Barnes family's readiness for battle and affliction when threatened.
The three leopard heads - signifies valiance and a hardened warrior past. It represents those who approach challenges with courage.
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Origins of the Barnes family name
The Barnes family name is believed to have originated in the 12th century, from the Old English word baerne, meaning "child" or "descendant".
The name was originally given to someone who was the child of a nobleman or royalty.
Over time, the Barnes family name has been associated with many different places and countries, including England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
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Summary of the Barnes family and the Barnes family crest
- The Barnes name was first found in Lincolnshire in England, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
- The family later moved to London, where they became successful merchants and bankers.
- The first recorded spelling of the Barnes family name is believed to be that of Robert de Barne, which appeared in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1130.
- The Barnes family were prominent landowners in medieval England.
- The Barnes family were also granted lands in Ireland during the 1600s.
- The Barnes family were staunch supporters of the English Crown during the English Civil War.
- The Barnes family is one of the oldest and most respected families in America.
- The family has been in America for over 400 years.
- The first Barnes family members to come to America settled in Virginia in the 1623 where they were among the earliest settlers.
- The Barnes family has a long history of military service, with members serving in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and both World Wars.
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