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Bergoigne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Today's generation of the Bergoigne family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bergoigne family lived in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century.

Early Origins of the Bergoigne family


The surname Bergoigne was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century. The name originated in the region of Burgundy in France.

Early History of the Bergoigne family


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Bergoigne Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bergoigne were recorded, including Burgon, Burgoin, Burgunie, Burgoyne, Burgoyn, Burgoigne, Burgane, Burgin and many more.

Early Notables of the Bergoigne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bergoigne family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bergoigne arrived in North America very early: Evan Burgen, who came to Virginia in 1643; Philip Burgen, who arrived in Maryland in 1678; Anne Burgan, who settled in Virginia in 1703; John Burgane, who settled in Virginia in 1704.

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