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Birrell Early Origins



The surname Birrell was first found in North Yorkshire at Burrill, a small village in the Hambleton district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Borel. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
It literally meant "hill with a fort," from the Old English words "burh" + "hyll." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Birrell Spelling Variations


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Birrell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Burrell, Burrel, Birrell, Burrill, Burril, Birril, Berrill and many more.

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Birrell Early History


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Birrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birrell research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1449, 1551, 1589, 1657, 1645 and are included under the topic Early Birrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birrell In Ireland


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Birrell In Ireland



Some of the Birrell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Birrell, aged 28, landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1821
  • William Birrell, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Charlotte Birrell, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1864
  • John Birrell, aged 14, landed in New York in 1864
  • Mary Birrell, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1864

Birrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Birrell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Elizabeth Birrell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Margaret Birrell a woolwasher, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Thomas Birrell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birrell (post 1700)



  • Henry Walker Birrell (1928-2013), American longtime news reporter and anchor based at Los Angeles radio station KNX 1070 AM
  • Augustine Birrell (1850-1933), English politician, barrister, academic and author
  • Augustine Birrell (1850-1933), English essayist and statesman
  • William Birrell (b. 1885), Australian rules footballer
  • Peter Birrell (b. 1941), British musician in the band, Freddie and the Dreamers
  • Mark Birrell (b. 1958), Australian solicitor, director and a former Cabinet Minister in Victoria
  • James Birrell (b. 1928), Australian architect from Queensland
  • Gerry Birrell (1944-1973), Scottish racing driver
  • Fred Birrell (1913-1985), Australian politician
  • Billy Birrell (1897-1968), Scottish football player and manager
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Birrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birrell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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