from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birbeke research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1589, 1776, 1841, 1584, 1656, 1696, 1717, 1696 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Birbeke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations
of the name Birbeke include Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.
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 Birbeke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Birbeke or a variant listed above, including: Willliam Birbeck who settled in Jamaica in 1774.