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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Birchett come from when the family resided 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.
The surname Birchett was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Birchett has been recorded under many different variations, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birchett research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Birchett History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birchett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Birchett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Birchett or a variant listed above:
Birchett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Birchett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birchett 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.
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