When Ellen Barfett was born on 5 December 1853, in Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Rice Barfett, was 28 and her mother, Charlott Maria Knight, was 28. She married Ralph C Helm on 22 November 1871, in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada. She lived in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 9 February 1949, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 95, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
English: habitational name from various places, for example Chipping (High) Barnet, East Barnet, and Friern Barnet in Greater London, named with Old English bærnet ‘place cleared by burning’ (a derivative of bærnan ‘to burn, to set light to’).
English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name, a variant of Bernard .
Jewish (Ashkenazic): this surname has been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews in the English-speaking world, perhaps as an Anglicized form of a vaguely similar Jewish name such as Baruch .