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Where did the English Burlingham family come from? What is the English Burlingham family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burlingham family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burlingham family history?The name Burlingham is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Norfolk, where they took their name from the village of Burlingham. The place name Burlingham is a constructed of two elements, Burling and -ame. The first element, Burling, is believed to be derived from a diminutive form of an Old English given name, probably from Burgheard or Baerla, while the second element, -ame, is derived from ham, from the Old Norse hami, meaning homestead. The full name means "Burling's homestead".
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. Burlingham has been spelled many different ways, including Burlingham, Byrlingham, Burlingame, Burlinghame, Burlyngham and many more.
First found in Norfolk, at Lingwood and Burlingham, a civil parish, comprising the large village of Lingwood and the smaller villages of Burlingham Green, North Burlingham and South Burlingham.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burlingham research. Another 390 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Burlingham History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Burlingham Notables 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 Burlinghams to arrive in North America:
Burlingham Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Burlingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burlingham 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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