Burbey is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Burbey family
The surname Burbey 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 Burbey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burbey 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 Burbey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burbey Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Burbey family name include Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.
Early Notables of the Burbey 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 Burbey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burbey family to Ireland
Some of the Burbey 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 Burbey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Burbey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.