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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.

Early Origins of the Bourcy family


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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Early History of the Bourcy family

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Early History of the Bourcy family


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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 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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Early Notables of the Bourcy family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bourcy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bourcy family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bourcy family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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