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Barclay Family History

Barclay Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

866,277 Historical Documents with Barclay on Ancestry.com
158,126 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,193 Military Records
27,272 Immigration Records
142,933 Census and Voter Lists
518,753 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Barclay Families

  • Number of Barclay families
     115 - 228
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Barclay families
     174 - 346
     59 - 173
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Barclay families
     587 - 1,172
     196 - 586
     1 - 195
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Barclay Family Origin

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Barclay Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Barclay

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Barclay Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Barclay Civil War Service Records

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