Joseph Barnes

1734–

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Barnes was born in 1734 as the son of Jane Goodman. He had at least 1 son.

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Jane Goodman
1698–1762
John Barnes
1724–1786
William Barnes
1726–1786
William BARNES
1727–
Elizabeth Barnes
1729–1753
Joseph Barnes
1734–

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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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