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Burgh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch , English , German , Irish


The surname Burgh comes from the Middle Dutch word "burch," or "burg," meaning a fortified town. The prefixes "Van" and "den" mean "from" and "the" respectively. Thus this surname means "from the hill". As such, it may have been topographic name for someone who lived by a citadel or walled city; or, it may have been a habitational name, taken on from a place name, such as Burch in South Holland or Burcht in Antwerp province, Belgium.


Early Origins of the Burgh family


The surname Burgh was first found in Holland, in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. One old family-branch descends from the counts of Bergh, beginning with Constantius de Monte in the 12th century. There was a separate line of counts Van den Berghs in the 16th century.

Early History of the Burgh family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burgh research.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1640, 1636, 1640, 1664, 1755, 1627 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Burgh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burgh Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Burger, Burgen, Burg, Van Burg, Van Burger, Van Burgen, Van den Burger, Van den Burg, Van der Burg, Van den Burgh and many more.

Early Notables of the Burgh family (pre 1700)


From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Johan van der Burg (d. 1640), Dutch Governor of Formosa from 1636 to 1640; Johan...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burgh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Burgh family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burgh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Burgh, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Burgh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Burgh, aged 40, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "William Money" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm
  • Eliza Burgh, aged 40, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Money" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Burgh (post 1700)


  • Ulick John de Burgh, British Whig politician, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "WILLIAM MONEY" 1848-49. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WmMoney.htm


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