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Burrowes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Irish


The surname Burrowes can have three possible origins. It can be a Manx name, from MacVriew, or an Irish name, from O Brugha or O Brughadha. Or it can be of Norman descent, from the names de Berewa and de Bruth. Burrough and Burrowes are related to these Norman names, as their English derivatives meaning "dweller at a bower-house."


Early Origins of the Burrowes family


The surname Burrowes was first found in Queen's County and Kilkenny, where the Norman surnames de Berewa and de Burgh appear as early as 1190. In County Kildare, one Geoffrey Broy was outlawed as a robber in 1297.

Early History of the Burrowes family


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Burrowes Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Brew, Broe, Broy, Burrough, Burrowes and others.

Early Notables of the Burrowes family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Burrowes family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burrowes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Burrowes and his wife Bridget, who settled in Virginia in 1620
  • Mathew Burrowes, who settled in Maryland in 1634

Burrowes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Burrowes, who deserted in Halifax in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars
  • James Burrowes, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1806
  • James Burrowes, who settled in Ottawa in 1829

Burrowes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Burrowes, English convict from Chatham, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Contemporary Notables of the name Burrowes (post 1700)


  • Thomas Henry Burrowes (1805-1871), American fourth president of the Pennsylvania State University (1868-1871)
  • Marcus R. Burrowes (1874-1953), American architect in Detroit
  • Thomas Henry Burrowes (1805-1871), American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter Burrowes (1753-1841), Irish barrister and politician, born at Portarlington [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  • Wesley Burrowes (1930-2015), Irish playwright and screenwriter
  • Norma Burrowes (b. 1944), Irish coloratura soprano
  • John Freckleton Burrowes (1787-1852), English organist and composer, born in London, 28 April 1787 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  • Thomas Burrowes (1796-1866), English Captain with the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners who was surveyor and overseer during the construction of the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada
  • Edward Rupert Burrowes (1903-1966), Guyanese artist and art teacher who founded the Working People's Art Class (WPAC)
  • Geoff Burrowes (b. 1945), Australian filmmaker best known for the movie The Man from Snowy River (1982)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Burrowes family



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Douglas James Burrowes (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Stephney, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

The Burrowes Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Audaces fortuna juvat
Motto Translation: Fortune favours the bold.


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Citations


  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  4. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp


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