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The ancestors of the name Birdsall date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Birdsall family lived in Suffolk, where the family could be found since the early Middle Ages.

Birdsall Early Origins



The surname Birdsall was first found in Suffolk at Burstall, a village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was listed as Burgestala [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "site of a fort or stronghold," from the Old English word "burh-stall." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Birdsall Spelling Variations


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Birdsall Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Birdsall are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Birdsall include: Burstall, Burstal, Burstalle, Birstall, Birkestalle, Berstall, Byrstall, Burstow, Burstoe and many more.

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Birdsall Early History


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Birdsall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birdsall research. Another 609 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1206, 1230, 1273, 1273, 1316, 1500 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Birdsall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birdsall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birdsall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Birdsall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Birdsall or a variant listed above:

Birdsall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Agnes Kempe Birdsall, who settled in Boston in 1635
  • Agnes Birdsall, who arrived in Boston in 1635
  • Anne Birdsall, who came to Boston in 1635

Birdsall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F. Birdsall, who settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • F Birdsall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • George Birdsall, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • T Birdsall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. Birdsall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Birdsall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jeremiah Birdsall U.E. who settled in Elizabeth Town [Elizabethtown], Leeds County, Ontario c. 1783 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Samuel Birdsall U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 he died in 1789 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Birdsall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Birdsall, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birdsall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birdsall (post 1700)



  • Byron Birdsall (1938-2016), American watercolor painter
  • Horatio L. Birdsall (1833-1891), American sergeant who served the Union Army during the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor
  • Ausburn Birdsall (1814-1903), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Jeanne Birdsall (b. 1951), American author of children's literature, best known for her "Penderwick sisters", winner of the 2005 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
  • John Birdsall (1802-1839), American lawyer and politician
  • James Birdsall (1783-1856), American politician, U.S. Representative from New York
  • Nancy Birdsall (b. 1946), American founding president of the Center for Global Development
  • Benjamin Pixley Birdsall (1858-1917), American Congressman from 1903 to 1909
  • Timothy Birdsall (1936-1963), English cartoonist
  • Steve Birdsall (b. 1944), Australian aviation writer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Birdsall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birdsall 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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