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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Burbridge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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.

Burbridge Early Origins



The surname Burbridge 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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Burbridge Spelling Variations


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Burbridge Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Burbridge has been spelled many different ways, including Burbage, Burbidge, Burbyche, Burbridge and others.

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Burbridge Early History


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Burbridge Early History



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

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Burbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burbridge 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 Burbridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burbridge In Ireland


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Burbridge In Ireland



Some of the Burbridge 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Burbridges to arrive in North America:

Burbridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Burbridge, who arrived in Maryland in 1671
  • Alice Burbridge, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Burbridge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Burbridge settled in New England in 1775 with her husband Thomas

Burbridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Burbridge settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Alice Burbridge, aged 33, who settled in America from Birmingham, in 1892
  • Mary Ann Burbridge, aged 19, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1893
  • W. Burbridge, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1897
  • Lizzie Burbridge, aged 27, who settled in America from Rongford, in 1899

Burbridge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Burbridge, aged 57, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Elizabeth J. Burbridge, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Chas. T. Burbridge, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Samuel L. Burbridge, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Frederick Burbridge, aged 39, who settled in America from Nottingham, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burbridge Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Georgia Burbridge, aged 36, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1913
  • Herbert E Burbridge, aged 33, who emigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, in 1913
  • Herbert Lowe Burbridge, aged 40, who settled in Vancouver, Canada, in 1920
  • John Burbridge, aged 20, who settled in Halifax, Canada, in 1922

Burbridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Burbridge, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • John Burbridge, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burbridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burbridge (post 1700)



  • Lyle J. Burbridge (1922-2006), American Academy Award nominated sound engineer, known for his work on Rocky (1976)
  • Kofi Burbridge (b. 1961), American keyboardist and flautist, brother of bass player Oteil Burbridge
  • Betty Burbridge (1895-1987), American screenwriter and actress, active from 1914 to 1947, granddaughter of Stephen Burbridge
  • Aaron Burbridge (b. 1993), American college football wide receiver
  • Stephen Gano Burbridge (1831-1894), nicknamed the "Butcher of Kentucky," an American Union Major General during the American Civil War
  • Oteil Burbridge (b. 1964), Grammy Award-winning American multi-instrumentalist
  • Cynthia Carmen "Cindy" Burbridge (b. 1979), Thailand-born, American model and pageant winner
  • Wing Commander Branse Burbridge DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar (b. 1921), English RAF top scoring Allied night fighter pilot ace of World War II with 21 aerial victories all achieved at night
  • Professor Percy William Burbridge CBE, New Zealand Professor Emeritus of Physics, Auckland
  • Nick Burbridge (b. 1954), British novelist, poet, dramatist, journalist, short story and song writer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Burbridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burbridge 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.

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