Bermevil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Important Dates for the Bermevil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bermevil research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1150, 1190, and 1333 are included under the topic Early Bermevil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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 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.

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