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Bourcy is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bourcy family lived in Somerset. The family name comes from a place in Normandy called Burcy, in the arrondisement of Vire, Canton of Vassy, Normandy.

Bourcy Early Origins



The surname Bourcy was first found in Somerset where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Bourcy Spelling Variations


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Bourcy Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bourcy include Bursey, Burcey, Bursie, Boursey, Borsey, Bourcey, Borsie and many more.

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Bourcy Early History


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Bourcy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourcy research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1084, 1165, 1185, and 1582 are included under the topic Early Bourcy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourcy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourcy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bourcy Notables 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bourcys to arrive on North American shores: Richard Bursey, who settled in Maryland in 1742; and Catherine Bursy, who arrived in America in 1752.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourcy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourcy (post 1700)



  • Paul J. Bourcy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Bourcy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourcy 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:33.

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