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Where did the English Burford family come from? What is the English Burford family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burford family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burford family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Burford comes from the family having resided in the region of Burford in parishes in Oxfordshire and Salop.
Burford has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burford research. Another 285 words(20 lines of text) covering the year 1329 is included under the topic Early Burford History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Burford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 114 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Burfords to arrive on North American shores:
Burford Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Burford Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Burford Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Burford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burford 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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