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Where did the English Birdin family come from? What is the English Birdin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Birdin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Birdin family history?The ancestors of the Birdin family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Birdin is based on the Norman personal name Burdo, which is thought to be of Germanic origin.
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Birdin were recorded, including Burdon, Burden, Bourden, Bourdon, Birden, Berden, Burdin, Burdin, Burdun, Burdon, Burdune, Burghdone, Burdoun and many more.
First found in Essex where they were granted lands by King William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings. Baron Burden appears in the Role of Battel Abbey and the Domesday Book as holding lands held by the Count of Mortain and leased to Richard de Surdeval.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birdin research. Another 358 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1128, 1166, 1180, 1217, 1273, 1296, 1333, 1467, 1497, 1574, 1758, 1764, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Birdin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Birdin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Birdin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Birdin arrived in North America very early: Edward Burden who settled in Virginia in 1637; George Burden settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635; Thomas Burden settled in Virginia in 1734; John and Richard Burden settled in New York State in 1803.
The Birdin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birdin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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