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Where did the English Burwash family come from? What is the English Burwash family crest and coat of arms? When did the Burwash family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Burwash family history?Burwash is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Burwash family lived in East Sussex, where Burwash is a civil parish in the diocese of Chichester.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burwash include Burwash, Burwasch, Borways, Burghersh, Berwash, Barwash, Burways, Berways, Borghersh and many more.
First found in Sussex where they were descended from the Barons of Burghersh, from whom was descended Sir Bartholomew de Borways whose successor was Sir Stephen Biorwash.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burwash research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1320 are included under the topic Early Burwash History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Burwash Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Burwashs to arrive on North American shores:
Burwash Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Burwash Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burwash 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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