Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of two towns called Birchill in the countys of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Early Origins of the Birchall family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Birchall family
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Birchall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Birchall have been found, including Birchall, Birchill, Birchalls, Birchills and many more.
Early Notables of the Birchall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchall family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Birchall, or a variant listed above:
Birchall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Birchall (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Birchall family
The Birchall Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.
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