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
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.
Early History of the Bourcy family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bourcy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bourcy family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bourcy (post 1700)
- Paul J. Bourcy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Jefferson County, 1956 CITATION[CLOSE]
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