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The ancestors of the name Burbidge date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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.

Burbidge Early Origins



The surname Burbidge 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.

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Burbidge Spelling Variations


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Burbidge Spelling Variations



Burbidge has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.

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Burbidge Early History


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Burbidge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burbidge 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 Burbidge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burbidge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burbidge Early Notables (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 Burbidge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burbidge In Ireland


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Burbidge In Ireland



Some of the Burbidge 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Burbidges to arrive on North American shores:

Burbidge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Burbidge, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burbidge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burbidge (post 1700)



  • Geoffrey Ronald Burbidge (b. 1925), American (British born) physicist, professor at the University of California, San Diego
  • Eleanor Margaret Burbidge (b. 1919), American (British-born) astronomer
  • Nancy Tyson Burbidge, Australian botanist, conservationist and herbarium curator
  • George Wheelock Burbidge, Canadian lawyer, judge and author, best known for having conducted the prosecution of Louis Riel during his trial for treason

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

    The Burbidge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burbidge Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 December 2015 at 08:37.

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