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Burbradge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the name Burbradge date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Burbradge 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 Burbradge family


The surname Burbradge 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 Burbradge family


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Burbradge 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 Burbradge 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. The variations of the name Burbradge include: Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.

Early Notables of the Burbradge 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...
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Migration of the Burbradge family to Ireland


Some of the Burbradge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burbradge 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 Burbradge 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.

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