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Where did the German Burlin family come from? What is the German Burlin family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burlin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burlin family history?The ancient roots of the Burlin family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Burlin surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in the city of Berlin, the capital of Germany. The city took its name from a Wendish word which means river rake, or a scaffold of beams built over a river to prevent logs from jamming; the river in question was the Spree. The German name is also found in the Hamburg area, where it may be derived from the village of the same name. Berlin is also an Ashkenazic Jewish local name, derived from the same origins as the German form of the local name. The Burlin family emerged as an influential family and they became noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Burlin include Berlin, Berliner, Berling, Berlen, Burlin, Burling, Barlin, Barling and many more.
First found in Nuremburg, where the name Berlin was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burlin research. Another 124 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1725 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Burlin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Burlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Burlin surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Burlin Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Burlin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Burlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burlin 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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