The ancient roots of the Bernon family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Bernon comes from when the family lived in any of the various places called Burnham in Buckinghamshire
, or Suffolk
. These place names derive from the Old English words burna
Early Origins of the Bernon family
The surname Bernon was first found in Herefordshire
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 Bernon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernon research.Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1619 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Bernon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bernon Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bernon has appeared include Burnham, Burnam and others.
Early Notables of the Bernon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bernon family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bernon arrived in North America very early:
Bernon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Gabriel Bernon, who landed in Rhode Island in 1688 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)