Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Burchal is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.
Early Origins of the Burchal family
The surname Burchal was first found in Herefordshire
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 Burchal family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burchal research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1737, 1715 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Burchal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burchal 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. Burchal has been spelled many different ways, including Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
Early Notables of the Burchal family (pre 1700)
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burchal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burchal family to Ireland
Some of the Burchal family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 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 Burchal family to the New World and Oceana
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 Burchals to arrive in North America:
Burchal Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Burchal, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)