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Where did the English Burbridge family come from? What is the English Burbridge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burbridge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burbridge family history?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Burbridge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived 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.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Burbridge has been spelled many different ways, including Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burbridge 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 Burbridge History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 127 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burbridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Burbridge 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.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Burbridges to arrive in North America:
Burbridge Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Burbridge Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Burbridge Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Burbridge Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Burbridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burbridge 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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