Early Origins of the Birbake family
The surname Birbake was first found in Cumberland
, at Burbank House in Dacre where they held a family seat
from ancient times. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name literally means "dweller at the cottage on the mound or embankment." CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
Early History of the Birbake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birbake research.Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1589, 1776, 1841, 1584, 1656, 1696, 1717, 1696 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Birbake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Birbake Spelling Variations
Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations
of the name Birbake include Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.
Early Notables of the Birbake family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Simon Birckbek or Birkbeck (1584-1656), an English clergyman and controversialist from Hornby, Westmorland; and Christopher Birbeck (1696-1717), an English... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birbake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Birbake family to Ireland
Some of the Birbake family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Birbake family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence
provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan
societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Birbake or a variant listed above: Willliam Birbeck who settled in Jamaica in 1774.