The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Burchhel come from when the family resided in Berkshire from a place of that name.
Early Origins of the Burchhel family
The surname Burchhel 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 Burchhel family
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Burchhel Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Burchhel has been recorded under many different variations, including Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
Early Notables of the Burchhel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burchhel family to Ireland
Some of the Burchhel 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 Burchhel family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Burchhel or a variant listed above: Ann Burchell who settled in Virginia in 1655; Andrew Burchell settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; Charles Burchill settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868 with his brother John..