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The many generations and branches of the Berriman family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word buri, which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.

Berriman Early Origins



The surname Berriman was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Berriman Spelling Variations


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Berriman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Berriman were recorded, including Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.

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Berriman Early History


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Berriman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berriman research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1176, 1500, 1587, 1600, 1615, 1688, 1750, 1784, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Berriman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berriman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berriman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berriman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Berriman family emigrate to North America:

Berriman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Berriman, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Berriman, who arrived in Virginia in 1648

Berriman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Berriman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Berriman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Berriman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • George Berriman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "The Stebonheath" in 1850
  • Stephen Berriman, aged 26, a sawyer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune"
  • James Berriman, aged 21, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
  • John Berriman, aged 49, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Omega"

Berriman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane P. Berriman, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Inverness" in 1875
  • Henry Berriman, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berriman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berriman (post 1700)



  • James Berriman, American philosophy professor

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Berriman Historic Events


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Berriman Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William John Berriman (d. 1912), aged 23, English Second Class passenger from St. Ives, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Berriman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berriman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2015 at 07:36.

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