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The Barker Name

According to the introduction in the Barker Genealogy by Elizabeth Frye Barker, "The name BARKER is supposed to come from the Anglo-Saxon word Beorc or from the Anglo-French word Berquier, meaning Shepherd, some say the first to use the name was a tanner and used the bark of trees in his trade. Variations of the name are Le Barkere; Barke; Barka and Barkar." Read/print the scanned pages.


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Barkers Listed in the Kentucky 1850 Federal Census

Barkers Listed in the 1860 TX Census Index

Descendants of John William Barker Sr. [b. June 1785] OH & IL

Descendants of Jacob Barker, b. 1764 in of Fairfield, SC, d. IL

Descendants of John Barker of Duxbury, to Richard Jackson Barker

Scanned Page Images of the First 3 Generations of John of Duxbury, by E. B. Frye

Colonel Alvin Arnold Barker, descendant of James Barker of RI

Descendants of Silas Barker of Connecticut

Descendants of John Barker: England to Virginia to Kentucky

Will of Jethro B. Barker, son of John, 25 January 1744

Court Orders Involving Joel, Son of John

Will of Henry Barker, grandson of John, died 24 March 1759

Barker Family of KY, Knox/Gibson County, IN & TX

Barkers in the Tarrant County Texas Courthouse Probate Books

Barkers in Tarrant County Texas Death Index 1946-1955

Edward Barker Family, England to Nova Scotia, Canada

David Barker, Newport, RI, to Adolphustown, Ontario, Canada

Edward Barker Receipt, December 7, 1799

To Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte

To William Canniff's "Settlement of Upper Canada"

The Descendants of James Barker, II of Rhode Island

Scanned Page Images of the James Lines of James of RI, by E. B. Frye

Scanned Page Images of Newport County, RI, Barkers by Bayles

A Brief History of David Barker, A United Empire Loyalist

The Barker-Solmes Bible

Barker, Barrett and Slocum: England > Rhode Island

Scanned document on George W. Barker, June 1841



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