Burgan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Burgan is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Burgan family lived in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century.
Early Origins of the Burgan family
The surname Burgan was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century. The name originated in the region of Burgundy in France.
Early History of the Burgan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burgan research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1210, 1273, 1273, 1319, 1379, 1500, 1638, 1680, 1682, 1683, 1703, 1764, 1592, 1657 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Burgan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burgan Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Burgan are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Burgan include Burgon, Burgoin, Burgunie, Burgoyne, Burgoyn, Burgoigne, Burgane, Burgin and many more.
Early Notables of the Burgan family (pre 1700)
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Burgan migration to the United States +
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Burgan, or a variant listed above:
Burgan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anne Burgan, who landed in Virginia in 1703 
- Mary Burgan, who settled in America in 1710
Burgan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Curtis Burgan, who settled in New York, NY in 1820
- Robert Burgan, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 
- Daniel Burgan, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 
Burgan migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Burgan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas Burgan, aged 40, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah" 
- Robert Burgan, aged 20, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" 
Contemporary Notables of the name Burgan (post 1700) +
- Marwan Burgan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004 
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html