Birdach is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. The Birdach family lived in Leicestershire
. This surname, however, is a reference to the family's former district of residence, "Bordet," Normandy
, where they held a family seat
as Lords of Cuilly. One of the earliest record of the name was of William Burdett, who held lands in Potton, Bedfordshire
in 1214. Nicolas Burdett held by service of half a knight's fee in 1284.
Early Origins of the Birdach family
The surname Birdach was first found in Leicestershire
where the family can be traced to "Hugo de Burdet, who came into England
with WIlliam I, and was lord of the manor of Loseby in 1066." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Arrow in Warwickshire
was for a long time the family seat
of the Burdetts but was passed to the the Conways in the reign of Henry VI which resulted in many lawsuits which remained unsettled until the end of the reign of Henry VIII.
Early History of the Birdach family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birdach research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1602, 1671, 1636, 1640, 1716, 1640, 1716, 1679, 1704, 1642, 1719, 1675, 1747, 1967, 1671, 1630, 1658, 1701, 1668, 1727, 1704 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Birdach History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Birdach Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Burdett, Bordet, Bourdet, Burdet, Burdit, Burditt and others.
Early Notables of the Birdach family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Burdett (c.
1602-1671), English settler to America in 1636, the second colonial governor of the Upper Plantation of New Hampshire; Sir Francis Burdett, 2nd Baronet
, from the Warwickshire
branch of the family; his son Sir Robert Burdett, 3rd Baronet
DL (1640-1716), a... Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birdach Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Birdach family to Ireland
Some of the Birdach family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 131 words (9 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 Birdach family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Birdach or a variant listed above: Christ Burdett who settled in Virginia in 1648; George Burdett settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620; William Burdette settled in Virginia in 1639; George Burdet settled in New England