Early Origins of the Birkbek family
Cumberland, at Burbank House in Dacre where they held a family seat from ancient times. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X) The name literally means "dweller at the cottage on the mound or embankment." CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
Early History of the Birkbek family
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Birkbek Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of the name Birkbek include Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.
Early Notables of the Birkbek family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birkbek family to Ireland
Some of the Birkbek family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Birkbek family to the New World and Oceana
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Birkbek or a variant listed above: Willliam Birbeck who settled in Jamaica in 1774.
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