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Birkbeck Surname History




Early Origins of the Birkbeck family


The surname Birkbeck was first found in Cumberland, at Burbank House in Dacre where they held a family seat from ancient times. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name literally means "dweller at the cottage on the mound or embankment." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print

Early History of the Birkbeck family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birkbeck research.
Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1589, 1776, 1841, 1584, 1656, 1696, 1717, 1696 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Birkbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Birkbeck Spelling Variations


Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Birkbeck has been recorded as Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.

Early Notables of the Birkbeck family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Simon Birckbek or Birkbeck (1584-1656), an English clergyman and controversialist from Hornby, Westmorland; and Christopher Birbeck (1696-1717), an English...
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Migration of the Birkbeck family to the New World and Oceana


The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Birkbeck name: Willliam Birbeck who settled in Jamaica in 1774.

Contemporary Notables of the name Birkbeck (post 1700)


  • Matt Birkbeck, American author and investigative journalist
  • Michael "Mike" Birkbeck (b. 1961), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1986 to 1995, currently associate baseball head coach at Kent State University
  • Ysabel Birkbeck (1890-1973), birth name Ysabel Hunter, a British ambulance driver and war memoirist, daughter of Ysabel Birkbeck
  • Ysabel Caroline Birkbeck (1859-1934), née Elwes, a British toymaker and philanthropist, best known as founder of the notable Westacre Dolls' House company
  • Larry Wayne Birkbeck (b. 1943), Canadian consultant, former farmer and politican who represented Moosominin the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1975 to 1986
  • Captain Robert Alexander Birkbeck DFC (1898-1938), British World War I flying ace credited with 10 aerial victories
  • Morris Birkbeck (1764-1825), English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner in Illinois from Settle, Yorkshire, England
  • John Birkbeck (1817-1890), English banker, alpinist, and pioneer potholer from Settle, Yorkshire
  • Sir Edward Birkbeck KCVO, DL (1838-1908), 1st Baronet, British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for North Norfolk (1879-1885) and for East Norfolk (1885-1892)
  • George Birkbeck (1776-1841), English educator, physician, academic, philanthropist, and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, founder of Birkbeck, University of London
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print


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