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"BARNWELL. This surname, of English origin, seems not to have flourished in Scotland. About 1165 Roger de Bameuile witnessed a grant by Serlo, clericus regis, to the Abbey of Kelso (Kelso, 216). Adam de Beraeuile witnessed the resignation of Roger, rector of Ellesdene, in 1228 (ibid., 330). Christopher Barnwell appears in Edinburgh in 1665 (Edinb. Man.). Bardsley says the name is from Bamwall in Northamptonshire. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Barnwell

Wikipedia Robert Gibbes Barnwell (December 21, 1761 ? October 24, 1814) was a South Carolina revolutionary and statesman who was a delegate to the Confederation Congress and a United States Congressman.
Wikipedia Robert Woodward Barnwell (August 10, 1801 ? November 5, 1882) was an American planter, lawyer, and educator from South Carolina who served as a Senator in both the United States Senate and that of the Confederate States of America.
Wikipedia Captain Frank Sowter Barnwell OBE AFC FRAeS BSc (1880 ? 2 August 1938) was an aeronautical engineer, who performed the first powered flight in Scotland and later went on to a career as an aircraft designer.
Wikipedia Malcolm Barnwell (born June 28, 1958 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for five seasons for the Washington Redskins, the New Orleans Saints and the Oakland Raiders.
Wikipedia Middleton Stuart Barnwell (born in 1882 and died in Savannah on May 6, 1957) was the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho and the fifth Bishop of Georgia.