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Burress History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The surname Burress is derived from the Norman surname de Bury, and is from either the Chateau de Bury in Normandy, or several place names in England like Bury St. Edmund's, where "bury" is a form of "burrough." The variant Berry can be found in Counties Antrim and Mayo. The name Berry is also found in County Offaly, but there it belongs to the O Beara sept and is a form of Beary.


Early Origins of the Burress family


The surname Burress was first found in County Wicklow (Irish: Cill Mhantáin), known as the “last county,” created only in 1606, located on the East coast of Ireland, today part of the Greater Dublin Area, where Simon de Bury was listed in 1234. The family came to Ireland with the Prestons, a family of Norman descent. The name de Bury was recorded in connection with Drogheda in County Louth in the 14th century.

Early History of the Burress family


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Burress Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bury, Berry, Beary and others.

Early Notables of the Burress family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Burress family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burress Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Philip G. Burress, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Minnetonka" from London, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX2F-959 : 6 December 2014), Philip G. Burress, 14 Oct 1907; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnetonka, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Bertha Burress, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJGB-WY7 : 6 December 2014), Bertha Burress, 04 Nov 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Paul Burress, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Saratoga" from Havana, Cuba [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCC-5Z8 : 6 December 2014), Paul Burress, 31 May 1917; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Saratoga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Bridget Burress, aged 29, originally from Liverpool, England, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNNR-HJ8 : 6 December 2014), Bridget Burress, 13 Mar 1923; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Burress (post 1700)


  • Withers A. Burress (1894-1977), American general, recipient of Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Croix de Guerre, Legion of Merit and Distinguished Service Medal
  • Plaxico Burress (b. 1977), American NFL football player
  • Hedy Burress (b. 1973), American actress
  • Ralph Burress, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1952 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ben E. Burress, American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 29th District, 1958-61 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX2F-959 : 6 December 2014), Philip G. Burress, 14 Oct 1907; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnetonka, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJGB-WY7 : 6 December 2014), Bertha Burress, 04 Nov 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCC-5Z8 : 6 December 2014), Paul Burress, 31 May 1917; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Saratoga, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNNR-HJ8 : 6 December 2014), Bridget Burress, 13 Mar 1923; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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