The name Burde is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who worked as a bird catcher or someone who had birdlike characteristics.
Early Origins of the Burde family
The surname Burde was first found in Cheshire
at Broxton, a village and civil parish where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Burde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burde research.Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1623, 1608, 1663, 1558, 1540, 1623, 1652, 1704, 1669, 1674 and 1744 are included under the topic Early Burde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burde Spelling Variations
Burde has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Burde have been found, including Bird, Byrd, Byrde and others.
Early Notables of the Burde family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Theophilus Bird, or Bourne, (1608-1663) English actor; John Bird (died 1558), who was an English Carmelite monk and bishop; William Byrd (1540-1623), English composer; William Byrd I (1652-1704)... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burde family to Ireland
Some of the Burde family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 153 words (11 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 Burde family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Burdes to arrive on North American shores: Alice Bird who settled in Virginia in 1652; Richard Bird settled in Virginia in 1635; John Bird settled in Barbados in 1663; Susan Bird who settled in Virginia in 1642.
The Burde Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Cruce spes mea
Motto Translation: My hope is in the cross.