Early Origins of the Bamburgh family
The surname Bamburgh was first found in Lancashire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bamburgh family
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Bamburgh Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bamburgh has been recorded under many different variations, including Bamber, Bambar, Bambere, Bamburgh and others.
Early Notables of the Bamburgh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bamburgh family to Ireland
Some of the Bamburgh family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bamburgh family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bamburgh or a variant listed above:
Bamburgh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John W. Bamburgh, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1909
Contemporary Notables of the name Bamburgh (post 1700)
- Sir John Bamburgh (1613-1631), 3rd Baronet
- Sir Thomas Bamburgh (1607-1624), 2nd Baronet
- Sir William Bamburgh (d. 1623), 1st Baronet
The Bamburgh 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: Fortis et egregius
Motto Translation: Bold and excellent.