Burcy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Burcy reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Burcy family lived in Somerset. The family name comes from a place in Normandy called Burcy, in the arrondisement of Vire, Canton of Vassy, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Burcy family
The surname Burcy was first found in Somerset where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Early History of the Burcy family
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Burcy Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Burcy family name include Bursey, Burcey, Bursie, Boursey, Borsey, Bourcey, Borsie and many more.
Early Notables of the Burcy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burcy family
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Burcy family to immigrate North America: Richard Bursey, who settled in Maryland in 1742; and Catherine Bursy, who arrived in America in 1752.
Contemporary Notables of the name Burcy (post 1700) +
- Pierre Auguste François de Burcy, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
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