Origins Available: English
Bermevil is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bermevil family 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 Bermevil family
The surname Bermevil 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 Bermevil family
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Bermevil 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 Bermevil were recorded, including Burnville, Burnfield, Burneville, Burnefield, Bournville and many more.
Early Notables of the Bermevil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bermevil 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
, 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 Bermevil arrived in North America very early: 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.