Burchett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Burchett has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.

Early Origins of the Burchett family

The surname Burchett was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Important Dates for the Burchett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burchett research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703, 1700, 1838 and 1908 are included under the topic Early Burchett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burchett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Burchett have been found, including Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

Early Notables of the Burchett family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Burchett family to Ireland

Some of the Burchett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burchett migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Burchett, or a variant listed above:

Burchett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Andrew Burchett, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Burchett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Burchett, who landed in Mississippi in 1844 [1]

Burchett migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Burchett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • S. Burchett, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [2]

Burchett migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Burchett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Orlando H. Burchett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870
  • Elizabeth Burchett, aged M., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870
  • Elizabeth A. Burchett, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Burchett (post 1700)

  • Timothy Floyd "Tim" Burchett (b. 1964), American politician, Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee (2010)
  • Mark Burchett (b. 1960), Hollywood film director, screenwriter and film producer of horror movies
  • Rick Burchett (b. 1952), American comic book artist
  • Woodrow Burchett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1972 [3]
  • William Earl Burchett (1898-1986), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Williamson, West Virginia, 1934-36 (acting, 1934); Member of West Virginia State Senate 6th District, 1943-45; Resigned 1945 [3]
  • Knox Burchett, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972 [3]
  • John C. Burchett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996 [3]
  • D. J. Burchett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1884 [3]
  • James Charles Sholto Burchett QC (1930-1985), Australian Justice of the Federal Court of Australia (1985 to 2000)
  • Richard Burchett (1815-1875), British artist and educator
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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