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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.

Burcy Early Origins



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.

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Burcy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Burcy Early History


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Burcy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burcy research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1084, 1165, 1185, and 1582 are included under the topic Early Burcy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burcy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burcy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burcy Notables 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



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burcy (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Burcy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burcy 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 15:58.

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