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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.
The surname Burchett was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burchett research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Burchett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burchett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Burchett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
Burchett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Burchett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Burchett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Burchett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burchett 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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