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Where did the English Burbage family come from? What is the English Burbage family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burbage family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burbage family history?The ancient history of the Burbage name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Derbyshire, and held a family seat at the village of Burbage. There is also a Burbage Brook in Padley Gorge, Derbyshire. The surname is derived from the Old English form of Burbage on the Wye, which means someone who lived at the brook or valley of the burg. Burbage is a parish in Leicestershire and a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, but it is the Derbyshire village that the surname originates.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Burbage include Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burbage research. Another 291 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1576, 1567, 1619, 1531, 1597, 1566, 1636, 1607, 1567 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Burbage History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 127 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burbage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Burbage family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Burbage or a variant listed above:
Burbage Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Burbage Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Burbage Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Burbage Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burbage 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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