Bermabay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived in Burnby, or as the place-name was recorded in the Domesday Book
in 1086, in Brunebi. Burnby is in the East Riding of Yorkshire
having derived from the Old Norse, and means "farm or homestead by the spring or stream." 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 Bermabay family
The surname Bermabay was first found in Leicestershire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bermabay family
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Bermabay 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. Bermabay has been recorded under many different variations, including Burnaby, Burnby, Bernaby, Burneby and others.
Early Notables of the Bermabay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bermabay 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 Bermabay or a variant listed above: Carew Burnaby who settled in New England
in 1759; and many settled in Canada and gave their name to Burnaby, B.C.