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Birkill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Birkill is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in one of two towns called Birchill in the countys of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Early Origins of the Birkill family


The surname Birkill was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Birkill family


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Birkill Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Birkill were recorded, including Birchall, Birchill, Birchalls, Birchills and many more.

Early Notables of the Birkill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Birkill family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Birkill family emigrate to North America: Henry Birchall who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1824; Thomas Walmsley Birchall arrived in Philadelphia in 1835; Elias Birchall in 1845; William Birchall in 1852.

The Birkill Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quaerere verum
Motto Translation: To seek the truth.


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