Origins Available: English
The Burtenshaw surname is habitational, taken on from the name of the Chapelry of Birkenshaw in the Parish of Birstall, county Yorkshire
. The place literally means "small wood or copse where birch trees grow" from the Old English "bircen" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Burtenshaw family
The surname Burtenshaw was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, most likely even before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D., given the Old English roots of their name. The first on record was William del Birkenschawe listed in 1274 in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire
. A Thomas Birchynshaw was listed in the Poll Tax
Rolls of that same county in 1379.
Early History of the Burtenshaw family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burtenshaw research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1408, 1587, 1634, and 1739 are included under the topic Early Burtenshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burtenshaw Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burtenshaw include Birkenshaw, Birkinshaw, Bircumshaw, Burtenshaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Burtenshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtenshaw family to Ireland
Some of the Burtenshaw family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burtenshaw family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Burtenshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ann Burtenshaw, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Burtenshaw (post 1700)
- Charles Edward "Charlie" Burtenshaw (b. 1922), English former professional association football player
- William Frederick "Bill" Burtenshaw (1925-2010), English former professional football player
- Norman Burtenshaw (b. 1926), English former football referee
- Steve Burtenshaw (b. 1935), English former football player and manager
- Edward Burtenshaw Sugden PC (1781-1875), 1st Baron Saint Leonards, British lawyer, judge and Conservative politician, Lord Chancellor of Ireland in 1835
- Richard Burtenshaw Elms (b. 1949), former English cricketer
Historic Events for the Burtenshaw family
HMS Royal Oak
- Clifford Henry Burtenshaw (1899-1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html