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The origins of the Burchell name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Burchell was originally derived from a family having lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.

Burchell Early Origins



The surname Burchell 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.

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Burchell Spelling Variations


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Burchell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burchell include Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.

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Burchell Early History


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Burchell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burchell research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1737, 1715 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Burchell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burchell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burchell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burchell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burchell In Ireland


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Burchell In Ireland



Some of the Burchell 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Burchell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hen Burchell, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Ann Burchell who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • And Burchell, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Andrew Burchell, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Burchell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Burchell, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Joseph Burchell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Andrew Burchell settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Burchell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Burchell, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Edward Burchell, who arrived in New York in 1845

Burchell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Burchell, aged 26, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Joseph Rowan"
  • James Burchell, aged 39, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"
  • James Burchell, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"
  • Martha Burchell, aged 16, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"
  • Thomas Bryan Burchell (aged 22), a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burchell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burchell (post 1700)



  • John E. Burchell, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Sydney, 1897; U.S. Vice Consul in Sydney, 1898-1907
  • David Burchell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1948
  • Frederick Duff Burchell (1879-1951), American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Beau Burchell (b. 1978), American musician, record producer, and audio engineer
  • Thomas Burchell (1875-1951), English cricketer
  • Francis Romulus Burchell (1874-1947), English cricketer
  • William John Burchell (1781-1863), English explorer, naturalist, traveler, artist and author
  • Jamie Burchell (b. 1979), British professional basketball player
  • Charles Jost Burchell (1876-1967), Canadian diplomat
  • Reginald John Burchell (1883-1955), Australian politician
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burchell Historic Events


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Burchell Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Bertha A  Burchell (1881-1917), Canadian resident from Hammond Plains, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Arthur  Burchell (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Leonard Burchell, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    11. ...

    The Burchell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burchell 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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