Burdwardesley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Burdwardesley family

The surname Burdwardesley was first found in Berwickshire where they were a family of great antiquity deriving their surname from Berwick or Barwick, which, when arriving south in England in the early 15th century became Burwood, Berwood, Burward, Burwald.

There is also a Burwood in Shropshire which dates back centuries. Burwardsley is found in Cheshire and dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Burwardeslei. Literally this place name means "woodland clearing of the fort-keeper, or of a man called Buregweard." [1]

Early History of the Burdwardesley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burdwardesley research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1333, 1200, 1603 and 1524 are included under the topic Early Burdwardesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burdwardesley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burwood, Barwood, Burward, Burwald, Burwarde, Barwick, Berward, Berwood, Birwood, Burrwood, Berwoughdon, Berwaughdon and many more.

Early Notables of the Burdwardesley family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Burdwardesley family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Berwald arrived in Pennsylvania in 1864.

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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