from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birkbeke research.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1589, 1776, 1841, 1584, 1656, 1696, 1717, 1696 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Birkbeke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Birkbeke has been recorded as Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.
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... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birkbeke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan
societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Birkbeke name: Willliam Birbeck who settled in Jamaica in 1774.