Charles Barnes

1831–1847 (Age 16)
Of New York

The Life of Charles

When Charles Barnes was born in 1831, his father, John Barnes, was 58 and his mother, Bethia Dewey, was 42. He died in 1847, at the age of 16.

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John Barnes
1773–1849
Bethia Dewey
1789–1849
Joanna Barnes
1815–1887
Charles Barnes
1831–1847

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Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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  • Charles Barnes, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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