Origins Available: English
When the ancestors of the Bermeval family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Berwickshire
. The name refers to the family's former place of residence, Burneville,
in the Eure region of Normandy
. After arriving in England
with the Norman invasion
in 1066, the family gave their name to the area over which they held lordship.
Early Origins of the Bermeval family
The surname Bermeval was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bermeval family
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Bermeval Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bermeval have been found, including Burnville, Burnfield, Burneville, Burnefield, Bournville and many more.
Early Notables of the Bermeval family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bermeval family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bermeval were among those contributors: Frederick Brownville who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840; Elizabeth Brownfeild settled in Georgia in 1737; Joe Brownfield settled in Georgia in 1735 with his wife.