Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Birlay family once lived in the fort by the wood having derived from the Old English burhleah.
Early Origins of the Birlay family
Somerset where Burley Castle where a motte and bailey castle of the late 11th or early 12th century remains to this day. The village and civil parish Burley, or Burley-on-the-Hill, is located two miles north-east of Oakham in Rutland. Burleigh Castle is located near the village of Milnathort, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland and dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. It was held by the Balfours from 1446. Burleigh is also a village in Berkshire, England, within the civil parish of Warfield.
Early History of the Birlay family
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Birlay Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Birlay family name include Burley, Burleigh, Burlie, Burrley, Burrlie, Burrleigh, Burly, Bourley, Bourleigh, Bourly, Berly and many more.
Early Notables of the Birlay family (pre 1700)
England in March 1437; and John Burley, Sheriff of county Salop...
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Migration of the Birlay family to Ireland
Some of the Birlay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Birlay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Birlay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Abell Burleigh who settled in Virginia in 1652; followed by William in 1729; George William Burleigh, who settled in New York State early in the seventeenth century.
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