Burchart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Burchart is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a the Old English personal name Burgheard, which literally means fortess-hard. This name was recorded in the Domesday Book under the variant forms Burchadus, Burkart, Burchart, and Bucardus. The cognate Old German names Burghard and Burcard eventually became the Old French name Bouchart, which was imported into England following the Norman Conquest.

Early Origins of the Burchart family

The surname Burchart was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Burchart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burchart research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1248, 1273, 1349, 1369, 1512, and 1608 are included under the topic Early Burchart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burchart 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 Burchart family name include Butchart, Burchart, Burchar, Buchard, Buchart and many more.

Early Notables of the Burchart family (pre 1700)

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United States Burchart migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Burchart or a variant listed above:

Burchart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Burchart, aged 38, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Simon Burchart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Simon Burchart, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Israel Burchart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • J Lenhart Burchart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Burchart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Burchart, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • S Burchart, who arrived in Mississippi in 1875 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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