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Origins and History

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"BARKER. From the trade or occupation of 'barker,' an obsolete name for the bark-stripper or rather for the man who prepared the bark for the tanner. Later the word was synonymous with 'tanner.' Patrick Bercar and his son held land in Dunipace c. 1200 (Cambus., p. 108). Alisaundre le Barker, provost of the burgh of Haddington, rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 197). Richard le Barker of Tyningham, tenant of the bishop of St. Andrews hi the county of Edneburk also rendered homage in the same year. His seal bears a cross chequy cantoned with four lions rampant, and S' Ricnart le Barkier (ibid., p. 205, 555). Thomas Barkar in the parish of Fyvy was excommunicated in 1382 (REA., i, p. 165), William Barcar held a land in Edinburgh in 1400 (Egulii, p. 37), and Alexander Barcare was vicar of the parish of Pettinain in 1486 (OPS., i, p. 138). Bercar in 1526, Bercare 1515, Berker. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Some Famous People with the surname of Barker

Wikipedia Cicely Mary Barker (June 28, 1895 ? February 16, 1973) was the illustrator who created the famous Flower Fairies, in the shape of ethereal smiling children with butterfly wings.
Wikipedia Ronald William George Barker, OBE (25 September 1929 ? 3 October 2005) was an English actor and comedian, best known for his roles as Norman Stanley Fletcher in the British comedy television series "Porridge", as various characters in the British comedy television series "The Two Ronnies" and as Albert Arkwright in the British comedy television series "Open All Hours".
Wikipedia Edmund Henry Barker (1788 ? 21 March 1839), English classical scholar, was born at Hollym in Yorkshire.
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Wikipedia Robert William "Bob" Barker (born December 12, 1923) is an American former television game show host.
Wikipedia Susan Barker, MBE (born 19 April 1956, in Paignton, Devon, England) is a television presenter and former professional tennis player.
Wikipedia Jenny Barker (born December 29, 1974) was the drive time presenter on Cross Rhythms City Radio in Stoke-on-Trent in 2005.
Wikipedia Gregory Leonard George Barker (born 8 March 1966) is a British politician who currently serves as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Bexhill and Battle and Shadow Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Wikipedia George Granville Barker (26 February 1913 ? 27 October 1991) was an English poet and author.
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Wikipedia Kate "Ma" Barker (October 8, 1873 ? January 16, 1935) was an American criminal from the "public enemy era", when the exploits of gangs of criminals in the Midwest gripped the American people and press.
Wikipedia William George Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars (3 November 1894 ? 12 March 1930) was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient.
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Wikipedia Nicola Barker (born 30 March 1966, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English novelist and short story writer.
Wikipedia Richard John Barker (born 27 October 1951) is a New Zealand politician.
Wikipedia Paul Barker (born February 8, 1958 in Palo Alto, California), was bass guitarist, producer and engineer with the industrial metal band Ministry from 1986 to 2004.
Wikipedia Linda Thomas Barker (born 6 October, 1961 in Clayton, Bradford, Yorkshire), is an English interior designer and television presenter.
Wikipedia Albert Smith Barker (March 31, 1845 ? January 30, 1916) was an admiral in the United States Navy who served during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.
Wikipedia William Billy Barker was a prospector who was famous for being one of the first to find a large amount of gold in the Cariboo.
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Wikipedia Michael Barker (born 1966) is a New Zealand percussion musician best known for performing with many Australiasian acts, including The John Butler Trio and Split Enz.
Wikipedia Jess Barker (June 4, 1912 ? August 8, 2000) was an American film actor of the 1930s and 1940s.
Wikipedia Nigel Barker (born 27 April 1972) is a noted English fashion photographer and former model of English and Sri Lankan descent.
Wikipedia Richard Ian Barker (born 30 May 1975 in Sheffield) is a retired English footballer.
Wikipedia Danny Barker (13 January 1909 ? 13 March 1994), born Daniel Moses Barker, was a jazz banjoist, singer, guitarist, songwriter, ukelele player and author from New Orleans, founder of the locally famous Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band.
Wikipedia Christopher Andrew "Chris" Barker (born 2 March 1980 in Sheffield) is an English professional footballer who plays for Plymouth Argyle.
Wikipedia Judith Barker (born June 22, 1943 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a British actress, best known for her role as the upwardly mobile homewrecker Janet Reid on the soap opera "Coronation Street", which she played from 1969 to 1977.
Wikipedia Petronella Barker (born October 29, 1965, Colchester, England, UK) is a British-born Norwegian actress.
Wikipedia Don Barker (born on 8 March 1940 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Australian actor, best known for his roles as Det.
Wikipedia Bryan Christopher Barker (born June 28, 1964 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida) is a retired American football punter in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Cameron Barker (born April 4, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Wikipedia Jedh Colby Barker (June 20, 1945 ? September 21, 1967) was a United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Vietnam War in September 1967.
Wikipedia Kate Barker CBE is a British economist.
Wikipedia Sean Reed Barker (born May 26, 1980 in Bakersfield, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia Mary Anne Barker, Lady Barker (1831 ? 6 March 1911), later Mary Anne Broome, Lady Broome, was an author.
Wikipedia Eric Leslie Barker (12 February 1912 ? 1 June 1990) was an English comedy actor.
Wikipedia Jacob Barker (1779?1871) was an American financier and lawyer.
Wikipedia Frederic Barker (17 March 1808 ? 6 April 1882) was the second Anglican bishop of Sydney.
Wikipedia Robert "Bootie" Barker III (born March 2, 1971 in Halifax, Virginia) is a crew chief in the NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car racing series.
Wikipedia Shaun Barker (born 19 September 1982 in Trowell, Nottinghamshire) is an English professional footballer, currently playing for Derby County.
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Wikipedia Keith Barker (born 21 October 1986 in Manchester) is an English first-class cricketer who plays for Warwickshire.
Wikipedia Clive William Barker (born June 23, 1944 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football (soccer) coach who currently manages Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu.
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Wikipedia Abraham Andrews Barker (March 30, 1816 ? March 18, 1898) was a Republican member of the U.
Wikipedia Dame Lillian Charlotte Barker (1874 ? 1955) was first British female assistant prison commissioner whose work provided the basis for the modern day humanitarian prison system for female correctional facilities in the United Kingdom.
Wikipedia Jay Barker (born July 20, 1972 in) is a former professional American football quarterback, and a current Birmingham radio personality.
Wikipedia Ambrose Barker (1859 ? 1953) was a British anarchist activist.
Wikipedia Ray Wehnes Barker (December 10, 1889 ? June 28, 1974) was a Major General of the Allied Forces, and served in the European Theater of Operations During World War II.
Wikipedia James Francis Barker (1871 ? 10 Dec 1950) was the second president of the Rochester Athen?um and Mechanics Institute, succeeding Carleton B.
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Wikipedia Thomas Rawson Barker (9 April 1812 at Bakewell, Derbyshire ? 26 April 1873 at Sheffield) was a first-class cricketer whose career spanned the 1833 to 1849 seasons.
Wikipedia Clifford "Cliff" Eugene Barker (January 15, 1921 ? March 17, 1998) was a basketball player from the United States, who won the gold medal with the USA national basketball team at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.
Wikipedia Dwayne Barker (born 21 September, 1983 in Leeds, Yorkshire) is an English rugby league player.
Wikipedia Stan Barker (24 May 1926 ? 2 July 1997) was an English jazz pianist born in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
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Wikipedia Anthony Ray Barker (born September 7, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Hannah Connell Barker (1846 ? 1918) was an early resident of Boulder, Colorado.
Wikipedia Roy Barker (born February 24, 1969 in New York, New York) is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for nine seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, and Green Bay Packers.
Wikipedia Blue Lu Barker (13 November 1913 ? May 7 1998) was a jazz and blues singer, born Louisa Dupont Barker in New Orleans, Louisiana who often sang and performed with her husband Danny Barker, a legend of the New Orleans music scene.
Wikipedia Edward Ross Barker (born May 31, 1931 in Dillon, Montana) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins.
Wikipedia Joseph Barker (October 19, 1751 ? July 5, 1815) was an American Congregationalist minister who represented Massachusetts's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from March 1805 to March 1809.
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Wikipedia Leonardo Barker (born November 7, 1959 in Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone) was the first Panamanian to play in the NFL.
Wikipedia Richie Barker (born 23 November, 1939 in Derby) is an English former professional footballer who later undertook various non-playing roles including manager, assistant manager and chief scout.
Wikipedia Benjamin (Ben) John Barker (born 10 March, 1988, in Truro, Cornwall) is a British speedway rider, currently riding for the Coventry Bees in the British Elite League.
Wikipedia Thomas Kevin "Tom" Barker (born March 11, 1955 in Harlingen, Texas) is a retired American basketball player.
Wikipedia Jeffrey "Jeff" Barker (born 16 October 1915 in Scunthorpe, England, died 1985 in Scunthorpe) was a former professional footballer.
Wikipedia George Lincoln Barker (born August 24, 1951, in Eldorado, Illinois) is an American politician of the Democratic Party from Virginia.
Wikipedia Peter Barker (born 26 September 1983 in Harold Wood, England) is a professional squash player from Upminster, England.
Wikipedia Air Vice Marshal John Lindsay Barker CB, CBE, DFC, RAF (12 November 1910?7 May 2004) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force during World War II and the following years.
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Wikipedia Dr Ann Barker JP (born August 5, 1946) is a historian, criminologist and public servant in Britain.
Wikipedia Allan Michael "Mickey" Barker (born Bishop Auckland, 23 February 1956) is an English former professional association football player.
Wikipedia Kate Montgomery Barker (born 30 May 1881) was a counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1935 to 1939.
Wikipedia Jared Barker (born 10 January 1975 in Edmonton, Canada) is a former rugby union footballer who played professionally in England, as well as internationally for Canada.
Wikipedia Dylan Barker is a Canadian football player currently playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Wikipedia William George Barker (1867 ? 1951) Film producer, Director, Cinematographer and Entrepreneur.
Wikipedia George Payson Barker (October 25, 1807 Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire - January 27, 1848 Buffalo, Erie County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.
Wikipedia Warren Barker (born in Oakland, California on April 16, 1923; died in Greenville, South Carolina August 3, 2006) was an American composer known for work in film, radio, and television.
Wikipedia Eugene Campbell Barker (November 10, 1874 ? October 22, 1956) was a distinguished professor of Texas history at the University of Texas at Austin.
Wikipedia Gray Barker (1925?1984) was an American writer best known for his books about UFOs and other paranormal phenomena.
Wikipedia Darren Barker is an English middleweight boxer.
Wikipedia Matthew Barker (1619, Great Cransley, Northamptonshire ? March 25 1698, London) was an English Independent minister and parliamentarian, known for his work on natural theology and for his participation in English 17th century politics.
Wikipedia Sarah Evans Barker (born 1943) is a United States federal judge.
Wikipedia Professor Rodney Barker is a British academic and political commentator.
Wikipedia James Nelson Barker (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 17 June 1784 ? 9 March 1858, Washington, D.
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Wikipedia Horace Albert "Nook" Barker (November 29, 1907 ? December 24, 2000) was an American biochemist and microbiologist who studied the operation of biological and chemical processes in plants, humans and other animals, including using radioactive tracers to determine the role enzymes play in synthesizing sucrose.
Wikipedia Alfred Barker (1873 ? 1940) was an English association football manager who managed Stoke City between 1908 and 1914.