Berriman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The many generations and branches of the Berriman family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word buri, which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.

Early Origins of the Berriman family

The surname Berriman was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Berriman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berriman research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1176, 1500, 1587, 1615, 1600, 1784, 1807, 1688, 1750, 1691, 1768, 1691, 1688 and 1750 are included under the topic Early Berriman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berriman Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Berriman were recorded, including Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.

Early Notables of the Berriman family (pre 1700)

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Berriman migration to the United States

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Berriman family emigrate to North America:

Berriman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Berriman, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • William Berriman, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]
Berriman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Stephen Berriman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Berriman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berriman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mr. William Berriman, (b. 1870), aged 35, Cornish brick maker, from Gunnislake, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Saint Louis" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 9th July 1905 en route to Nelson, British Columbia, Canada [2]

Berriman migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Berriman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Berriman, (b. 1824), aged 25, Cornish blacksmith from Feock, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "St Vincent" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th March 1849 [3]
  • Thomas Berriman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [4]
  • George Berriman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850 [4]
  • Stephen Berriman, aged 26, a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune" [5]
  • Mr. Samuel Berriman, (b. 1822), aged 32, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 11th January 1854 aboard the ship "Merchantman" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 29th April 1854 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berriman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

  • Miss Bessie Berriman, (b. 1863), aged 12, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port in 1875 [7]
  • Miss Mary Berriman, (b. 1862), aged 13, Cornish settler departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port in 1875 [7]
  • Miss Jane Berriman, (b. 1860), aged 15, Cornish servant departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port in 1875 [7]
  • Miss Margaret Berriman, (b. 1858), aged 17, Cornish servant departing on 12th October 1875 aboard the ship "Caroline" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port in 1875 [7]
  • Mr. Jacob Berriman, (b. 1860), aged 18, Cornish farm labourer departing on 11th October 1878 aboard the ship "Fernglen" going to Marlborough, New Zealand arriving in port on 3 Jan 1879 [7]
Berriman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Sarah Berriman, (b. 1837), aged 30, Cornish dressmaker departing on 18th August 1867 aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 14th November 1867" [8]
  • Miss Sarah Berriman, (b. 1837), aged 30, British dressmaker travelling from London aboard the ship "Glenmark" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1867 [9]
  • Mr. Joseph Berriman, (b. 1853), aged 20, Cornish miner departing on 18th April 1873 aboard the ship "Halcione" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th July 1873 [10]
  • Miss Jane P. Berriman, (b. 1856), aged 19, Cornish servant departing on 21st August 1875 aboard the ship "Inverness" going to Hawkes Bay, New Zealand arriving in port on 28th November 1875 [7]
  • Jane P. Berriman, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Berriman (post 1700)

  • James Berriman, American philosophy professor
  • Sir George Berriman Rumbold (1764-1807), 2nd Baronet, English peer and diplomatist, from Crabbe-juxta-Dover, Kent, second son of Sir Thomas Rumbold, Governor of Madras

Historic Events for the Berriman family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. William John Berriman (d. 1912), aged 23, English Second Class passenger from St. Ives, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [11]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The STEBONHEATH 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stebonheath.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 8th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Fortune 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/fortune1854.shtml.
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to other ports, 1872 - 84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  8. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Wellington 1872-1880 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nz_wellington.pdf    
  11. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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