Birkbyck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Birkbyck family
The surname Birkbyck 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 Birkbyck family
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Birkbyck Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations were the unsurprising result. Birkbyck has appeared as Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.
Early Notables of the Birkbyck 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 Birkbyck family
North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England in the American War of Independence. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Birkbyck family in North America: 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