Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 14,126 people named Barclay in the UK. That makes it the 719th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 224 are named Barclay.
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Related and similar surnamesBerkley
The Barclay surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.