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The Anglo-Saxon name Burford comes from the family having resided in the region of Burford in parishes in Oxfordshire and Salop.

Burford Early Origins



The surname Burford 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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Burford Spelling Variations


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Burford Spelling Variations



Burford has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.

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Burford Early History


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Burford Early History



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

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Burford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Burford In Ireland


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Burford In Ireland



Some of the Burford 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



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 Burfords to arrive on North American shores:

Burford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Burford, who came to Virginia in 1637
  • William Burford, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • George Burford settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Geo, Burford Jr., who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Georg Burford, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gervaise Burford, who came to Annapolis in 1773
  • Edward Burford who settled in Maryland in 1775

Burford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Burford, aged 54, landed in New York in 1812
  • Peter Burford, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Josiah Burford, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Eli Burford, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • N Burford, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jabez Burford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Rebecca Burford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Emma Burford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Thomas Burford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Elizabeth Burford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Burford, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burford (post 1700)



  • W. H. Burford, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1956
  • Rose Ferguson Burford, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1937-41
  • Robert F. Burford (1923-1993), American politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 1975-80; Speaker of the Colorado State House of Representatives, 1979-80
  • John Henry Burford (1852-1922), American politician, Member of Oklahoma State Senate, 1912-15
  • J. M. Burford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • Frank Burford, American Republican politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in West Virginia for the 12th Judicial Circuit, 1968
  • Elizabeth S. Burford, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1970
  • Dorothy Wright Burford, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • Blanton W. Burford, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1900
  • Nathaniel Macon Burford (1824-1898), American politician, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives between 1866 and 1869
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burford Historic Events


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Burford Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Elsie May  Burford (1908-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Frank Sr  Burford (1873-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Ethel  Burford (1873-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. Thomas  Burford (1904-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm

Other References

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  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  11. ...

The Burford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burford 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.

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