Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Barnes, Barns, Barnis, Bernys, Bernes, Berner and others.
First found in Cambridgeshire where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Barnaby Barnes who settled in Virginia in 1635; also settling in Virginia were, Charles 1653; Dorothy 1653; Edward 1623; Francis 1651; George 1654; Henry 1635.
Crest: A leopard passant
Coat of Arms: A black shield with two gold bars and three bezants in chief.