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Where did the English Buris family come from? What is the English Buris family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buris family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buris family history?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Buris is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived near a town or fortress. Bury is an Old English word for town (modern borough) and means therefore at the borough. Bury is a place-name in counties Suffolk, Lancashire, and Huntingdonshire, and the name could have been derived from any one of those place-names.
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. Buris has been spelled many different ways, including Bury, Burye, Burys, Buris, Burri, Burrey, Burry and others.
First found in Devon, where the family held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Although some say that the Buris family is descended from a Norman family from Bourry in Normandy, there would seem to be no evidence to support this claim.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buris research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1345, 1364, 1806, 1580, 1667, 1655 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Buris History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 31 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buris Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Buris family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 57 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 Buriss to arrive in North America: William Bury, who settled in New England in 1761; William Bury, who came to Maryland in 1775; and John and Priscilla Bury, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822 with their four children..
The Buris Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buris 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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