The name Burbay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Derbyshire
, and held a family seat
at the village of Burbage. There is also a Burbage Brook in Padley Gorge, Derbyshire
. The surname is derived from the Old English form of Burbage on the Wye,
which means someone who lived at the brook or valley of the burg. Burbage is a parish in Leicestershire
and a village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire
, but it is the Derbyshire
village that the surname originates.
Early Origins of the Burbay family
The surname Burbay was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burbay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burbay research.Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1576, 1567, 1619, 1531, 1597, 1566, 1636, 1567, 1619, 1607, 1631 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Burbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burbay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Burbay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Burbay include: Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.
Early Notables of the Burbay family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Thomas Burbidge; James Burbage (or Burbadge) (1531-1597), an English actor, theatre impresario; and his son Cuthbert Burbage (1566-1636), English theatrical figure; and his brother, Richard Burbage (c.1567-1619) British actor, member of the Earl... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burbay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burbay family to Ireland
Some of the Burbay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burbay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Burbay or a variant listed above: Thomas Burbage who settled in Virginia in 1642; Thomas Burbadge settled in Virginia in 1653; Elizabeth Burbridge settled in New England
in 1775; Thomas Burbridge her husband also settled in New England
in the same year.