William Barfett

Maleabout 1864–

Brief Life History of William

When William Barfett was born about 1864, in Ontario, Canada, his father, John Rice Barfett, was 40 and his mother, Charlott Maria Knight, was 40. He lived in Newcastle, Durham, Ontario, Canada in 1871.

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Family Time Line

John Rice Barfett
Charlott Maria Knight
Sarah Ann Barfett
Louisa Barfett
Charles Barfett
Robert James Barfett
William Barfett
about 1864–
Fredrick Barfett
Ellen Barfett
Fanny Barfett
Ada Barfett
George R. Barfett
James Rice Barfett
Joseph Churchill Barfett

Sources (2)

  • William Barfett in household of John Barfett, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Barfett - Published information: birth-name: William Barfett

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Siblings (12)

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World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 3

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


Age 5


1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 42

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): probably a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French barat, Middle English bar(r)at, bar(r)et(te) ‘trouble, distress’, later ‘deception, fraud; contention, strife’. Through Norman settlement it also became common in Ireland, where it was Gaelicized as Baróid (Munster) and Baréid (Connacht).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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