Barnard / Bernard / Baynard

Origin: Irish, Norman, Scottish.

The Strongbownian invaders added their Norman conventions for surnames to the previously established Irish system for hereditary surnames. One of the most frequent forms of surnames for both cultures was the patronymic surname, which was formed from the name of the bearer's father or grandfather. The Norman tradition that the followers of Strongbow brought with them created such a surname through diminutive suffixes such as -ot, -et, -un, -in, or -el. Occasionally, two suffixes were combined to form a double diminutive, as in the combinations of -el-in, -el-ot, -in-ot, and -et-in. The Normans also formed patronymic surnames in a manner very similar to the Irish: they added a prefix to their father's name. These Anglo-Norman people, however, used the prefix Fitz-, which was derived from the French word fils, and ultimately from the Latin filius, which both mean son. Although this prefix probably originated in Flanders or Normandy, it can now only be found in Ireland. The surname Barnard is derived from the Germanic personal name Bernhard, which consists of the elements ber or bern, which mean bear, and hard, which means brave, handy, or strong.

Spelling variations: Bernard, Barnard, Baynard, Bernyrd, Barnerd, Barnart, Barnert, Barnarde and many more.

Motto: Tried virtue will flourish.


Cirilo M. Bernard & Rosalia Seco ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Edward Francis Barnard & Annie Elizabeth Bradfield ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
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