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The name Burfield is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Burford in parishes in Oxfordshire and Salop.

Burfield Early Origins



The surname Burfield was first found in Shropshire 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.

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Burfield Spelling Variations


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Burfield Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Burfield were recorded, including Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.

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Burfield Early History


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Burfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burfield research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1329 is included under the topic Early Burfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burfield In Ireland


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Burfield In Ireland



Some of the Burfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 114 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Burfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Robert Burfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Sarah Burfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Samuel Burfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Elizabeth Burfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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