Burbeck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Burbeck family

The surname Burbeck was first found in Cumberland, at Burbank House in Dacre where they held a family seat from ancient times. [1] The name literally means "dweller at the cottage on the mound or embankment." [2]

Early History of the Burbeck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burbeck research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1589, 1776, 1841, 1584, 1656, 1696, 1717, 1696 and 1771 are included under the topic Early Burbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burbeck Spelling Variations

Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Burbeck has appeared Birkbeck, Birbeck, Birbecke, Birbeke, Birkbeke and many more.

Early Notables of the Burbeck family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Simon Birckbek or Birkbeck (1584-1656), an English clergyman and controversialist from Hornby, Westmorland; and Christopher Birbeck (1696-1717), an English...
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United States Burbeck migration to the United States +

The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Burbeck family came to North America quite early:

Burbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Burbeck, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • Johann Burbeck, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Burbeck (post 1700) +

  • Henry Burbeck (1754-1848), American officer in the United States Army who served from the American Revolutionary War through the War of 1812, Chief of Engineers from 1798 to 1802
  • Ronald Thomas "Ronnie" Burbeck (b. 1934), English former footballer who played from 1952 to 1966, member of the England U18 National Team in 1952

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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