Birkbech History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Birkbech family
The surname Birkbech was first found in Cumberland, at Burbank House in Dacre where they held a family seat from ancient times.  The name literally means "dweller at the cottage on the mound or embankment." 
Early History of the Birkbech family
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Birkbech Spelling Variations
The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Birkbech include Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.
Early Notables of the Birkbech family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Simon Birckbek or Birkbeck (1584-1656), an English clergyman and controversialist from Hornby, Westmorland; and Christopher Birbeck (1696-1717), an English...
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Migration of the Birkbech family
The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Birkbech or a variant listed above, including: Willliam Birbeck who settled in Jamaica in 1774.
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print