Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.
Early Origins of the Birchard family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Birchard family
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Birchard Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Birchard has been recorded under many different variations, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.
Early Notables of the Birchard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birchard family to Ireland
Some of the Birchard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Birchard family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Birchard or a variant listed above:
Birchard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Birchard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Birchard (post 1700)
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