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The name Burfort is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the region of Burford in parishes in Oxfordshire and Salop.

Burfort Early Origins



The surname Burfort 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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Burfort Spelling Variations


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Burfort Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Burfort has been spelled many different ways, including Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.

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Burfort Early History


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Burfort Early History



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

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Burfort Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burfort Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Burfort In Ireland


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Burfort In Ireland



Some of the Burfort 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Burforts to arrive in North America: William Burford, who came to Virginia in 1637; William Buffett, who was on record in Virginia in 1657; George Burford settled in Virginia in 1643; George Burford, who came to Montserrat in 1663.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burfort (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burfort (post 1700)



  • Noah Burfort, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1948

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Burfort Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Burfort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burfort 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 29 October 2015 at 09:43.

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