Burge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Burge has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from a maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word "bolle", which means "bowl".
Early Origins of the Burge family
The surname Burge was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
The family is said to have had members who were respected in their community and among them was Jean-François-Pascal-Henri who was named Knight of Malta as a reward for his courageous conduct during the Crusades and also became Lieutenant in the regiment of Aunis. Other members were known to have participated actively in the events of their times and were granted titles as was Armand-Ferdinand-Bernard-Michel du Bourg, Knight of Malta, Deputy of Haute-Garonne and Knight of the Legion of Honour in the 18th century.
The Bourg family was considered as an honorable and esteemed family and to this day several French provinces are proud to have been the ancestral home for such a family.
Early History of the Burge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burge research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, 1691, 1560, 1678, 1742, 1671, 1760 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Burge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burge Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Burge is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.
Early Notables of the Burge family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Emmanuel du Bourg, Knight, Marquis of Bozas in Vivarais.
Clementine de Bourges was an eminent composer of the 16th century. Her husband was killed fighting against the Huguenots in 1560, and she died of grief Sept. 30 in the following year. Her compositions deserve to be ranked with those of the great composers of her time. 
Louis Bourguet (1678-1742) was a...
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In the United States, the name Burge is the 3,149th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 
| Burge migration to the United States ||+|
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Burge. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Burge were
Burge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Burge, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 
Burge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Burge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747 
- Samuel Burge, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 
- Nicklaus Burge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 
Burge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christian Burge, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850 
- Friedolin Burge, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 
- John Burge, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860 
| Burge migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Burge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Burge, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
- Mr. Charles Burge, English convict who was convicted in Sussex, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 2nd February 1831, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
- T. Burge, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cheapside" in 1849 
- Thomas Burge, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside" 
- Jane Burge, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" 
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| Burge migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Burge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- J. Burge, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Sandon" in 1860
- Mr. James Burge, British settler travelling from Liverpool (Mersey) aboard the ship "Viscount Sandon" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand then Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand in 1860 
- Susan Burge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
- J. Burge, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
- John R. Burge, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ocean Mail" in 1875
|Contemporary Notables of the name Burge (post 1700) ||+|
- Madison Burge (b. 1991), American actress
- Tyler Burge (b. 1946), American Professor of Philosophy at UCLA
- David Burge (b. 1930), American pianist, conductor and composer
- Richard T. Burge, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924 
- Justin Burge, American Republican politician, Chair of Independence County Republican Party, 2003 
- J. Harvey Burge, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916 
- Donald A. Burge, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 9th Circuit, 1970 
- David J. Burge, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008 
- Hugo Burge (1972-2023), British travel business executive, internet entrepreneur and investor, founder of Marchmont Venues
- Fred Burge (1923-2018), Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond (1942-1950)
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|Suggested Readings for the name Burge ||+|
- A Line of Descendants and Ancestors of Josiah Burge, a Revolutionary Patriot by Joan A. Hoelaars.
- Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- 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 Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
- State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The CHEAPSIDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cheapside.htm
- State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
- New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html