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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 6163 people with the Barclay surname? In that year Barclay was ranked number 678 for popularity in the UK.|
"Originally Berkely. The name signifies a birchfield, and was assumed from the town of Berkely in Gloucestershire. Roger de Berkely, a Saxon living at the time of the conquest was the grandfather of Theobald de Berkely, who settled in Scotland, and was the ancestor of the Barclays. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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"BARCLAY. Of territorial origin probably from the town of Berkeley in Gloucestershire, England. Several individuals of the name are found in Scotland in the twelfth century. Walter de Berchelai or Berkelai held the high office of Chamberlain of Scotland in 1165, was present in curia regis at Lanark in that year, and witnessed several charters of William the Lion, etc. (APS., i, p. 86, 87, 94; REA., i, p. 10, 14). Humfridus de Berkeley witnessed a charter by Bishop Turpin of the church of Keteryn, c. 1178-98 (REB., n, 257). Robert de Berchelai also appears as a charter witness between 1189 and 1196, and was present in curia regis at Edinburgh (APS., i, p. 88, 94, 388). Fourth in descent from Theobald de Berchelai, who came into Scotland in the reign of David i was Alexander de Berkeley, who married the heiress of Mathers and wrote himself "De Berkeley de Mathers" (Angus, n, p. 144). Walter de Berkelay and Robert de Berkelay witnessed William the Lion's grant of burgh and market to the church of Glasgow c. 1175 (REG., p. 37). Dr. Hay Fleming in his introduction to the St. Andrews Kirk Session Register, says: "A witness named Barclay is mentioned four times, and on each occasion his name is spelt in a different way, Barthlhlat, Barclaytht, Bartclaytht, Barclaitht Judging from the clerk's attempts to take down his name this witness probably lisped" (p. cv). The Barclays possessed considerable estates in various parts of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire, and were hereditary sheriffs of the latter county. They are also found settled in Ayrshire in beginning of the fifteenth century. Barcklay 1716, Barckly 1685, Barclye 1543, Barcula 1499, Barculay 1548, Barkla 1498, Barkley 1702, Bercla 1499, Berclay 1389, Bercley 1317, Bercula 1505, Berkele 1298, Berldlai and Berklai 1510. Other forms of the name occurring in the Laine Charters are: Barclaye, Barcley, Barklay, and Berklaw. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|Robert Barclay||Robert Barclay (December 23, 1648 ? October 3, 1690), one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay.|
|William Barclay||William Barclay (1546 - 1608) was a Scottish jurist.|
|Arthur Barclay||Arthur Barclay (July 31, 1854 ? July 10, 1938) was President of Liberia from 1904 to 1912.|
|Devin Barclay||Devin Barclay (born April 9, 1983 in Annapolis, Maryland) is an American football placekicker for The Ohio State Buckeyes.|
|John Barclay||John Barclay (January 28, 1582 ? August 15, 1621) was a Scottish satirist and neo-Latin poet.|
|Humphrey Barclay||Humphrey Barclay (born 24 March 1941 in Dorking, Surrey, England) is a comedy executive and producer.|
|Eddie Barclay||Eddie Barclay (January 26, 1921 ? May 13, 2005) was a French music producer whose singers included Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour.|
|William Barclay||William A.|
|Olivia Barclay||Olivia Barclay (12 December 1919 in Essex ? 1 April 2001 in Kent) was an English astrologer, known for her enthusiasm for the revival of classical astrology in the late twentieth century.|
|Catherine Barclay||Catherine Barclay (born 12 June 1973 in Sydney) is an Australian professional female tennis player.|
|Paris Barclay||Paris K.|
|Charles Frederick Barclay||Charles Frederick Barclay (May 9, 1844 ? March 9, 1914) was a U.|
|Emily Barclay||Emily Barclay (b.|
|Barry Barclay||Barry Barclay, MNZM (12 May 1944 - 19 February 2008) was a New Zealand filmmaker and writer of Maori (Ngati Apa) and P?keh? (European) descent.|
|Chris Barclay||Chris Barclay (born October 15, 1983 in) is an American football running back for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.|
|Thomas Henry Barclay||Thomas Henry Barclay (12 October 1753 ? 21 April 1830) was an American lawyer who became one of the United Empire Loyalists in Nova Scotia and served in the colony's government.|
|Richard L. Barclay||Richard L.|
|Ron Barclay||Ronald Morrison (Ron) Barclay (1914 ? 2003) was a New Zealand politician of the Labour Party.|
|Don Barclay||Don Barclay (December 26, 1892 ? October 16, 1975) was an American actor.|
|Joan Barclay||Joan Barclay (August 31, 1914 ? November 22, 2002) was an American film actress of the 1930s and 1940s, starring mostly in B-movies and cliffhangers, with her career starting during the silent film era.|
|Mary Barclay||Mary Barclay (20 July 1916 ? 19 February 2008) was an English film, television and theater actress.|
|James A. Barclay||James Alexander Barclay (born October 29, 1923) is a Scottish Canadian oil industry scientist and executive, golfer, and golf historian.|
|Alfred Richard Barclay||Alfred Richard Barclay (1859?1912) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament for the City of Dunedin and Dunedin North, in the South Island.|
|Kayla Barclay||Kayla Barclay is Miss Utah 2008.|
|Thomas Barclay||Thomas Barclay (1728 January 19, 1793) was a Philadelphia merchant, America?s first consul in France (1781-1787) and the American diplomat who negotiated America?s first treaty with an Arab, African or Muslim ruler (the sultan of Morocco) in 1786.|
|Robert Noton Barclay||Sir Robert Noton Barclay (11 May 1872 ? 24 November 1957) was an English export shipping merchant and banker and a Liberal Party politician.|