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Bampurgh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Bampurgh family


The surname Bampurgh was first found in Lancashire, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bampurgh family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bampurgh research.
Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1400, 1646, 1987, 1st , 1623, 1607, 1624, 1613 and 1631 are included under the topic Early Bampurgh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bampurgh Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bampurgh has been spelled many different ways, including Bamber, Bambar, Bambere, Bamburgh and others.

Early Notables of the Bampurgh family (pre 1700)


Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bampurgh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bampurgh family to Ireland


Some of the Bampurgh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 55 words (4 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 Bampurgh family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bampurghs to arrive in North America: Robert Bamber who settled in Virginia in 1734; Margaret and Robert settled in New England in 1805.

The Bampurgh 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.


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