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The name Berryhill is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who 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.

Berryhill Early Origins



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

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Berryhill Spelling Variations


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Berryhill Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Berryhill are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Berryhill include Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.

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Berryhill Early History


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Berryhill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berryhill 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 Berryhill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berryhill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berryhill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berryhill 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Berryhill or a variant listed above:

Berryhill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Allison Berryhill, who arrived in Texas in 1830
  • Hannah Cornelia Berryhill, who landed in Texas in 1830
  • Samuel Berryhill, who arrived in Texas in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berryhill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berryhill (post 1700)



  • Tom Berryhill (b. 1953), American Republican politician in the California State Senate
  • Damon Scott Berryhill (b. 1963), American former Major League Baseball catcher
  • Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer-songwriter
  • Bob Berryhill (b. 1947), American founding member of The Surfaris

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. 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. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Berryhill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berryhill 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 27 March 2016 at 15:13.

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