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Burgham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Burgham as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Galloway in the southwest of Scotland. The Rhiged lived in what later became the northern English counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire.

Early Origins of the Burgham family


The surname Burgham was first found in Westmorland, at Brougham Castle a medieval building about 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Penrith in what is now known as Cumbria. “The De Burghams held it temp. Edward the Confessor.” [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
This castle was built on an ancient Roman fort named Brocavum and was originally at the intersection of three Roman roads.

Early History of the Burgham family


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Burgham Spelling Variations


Before the printing press standardized spelling in the last few hundred years, no general rules existed in the English language. Spelling variations in Scottish names from the Middle Ages are common even within a single document. Burgham has been spelled Brougham, Bruham, Browham and others.

Early Notables of the Burgham family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Henry Brougham (1665-1698), an English divine from Scales Hall, Cumberland; Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Scottish born British statesman who...
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Migration of the Burgham family to Ireland


Some of the Burgham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Burgham family to the New World and Oceana


For Scottish immigrants, the great expense of travel to North America did not seem such a problem in those unstable times. Acres of land awaited them and many got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. These Scots and their ancestors went on to play important roles in the forging of the great nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Burgham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Burgham, aged 54, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TG-SM6 : 6 December 2014), Ann Burgham, 10 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Silvester Burgham, aged 14, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TG-SMX : 6 December 2014), Silvester Burgham, 10 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Richard Burgham, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool, Queenstown [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMZ-KZR : 6 December 2014), Richard Burgham, 12 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool, Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Burgham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur John Burgham, aged 29, originally from Cinderford, England, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXB6-54C : 6 December 2014), Arthur John Burgham, 11 Jun 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Margaret Burgham, aged 25, originally from Cinderford, England, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXB6-54Z : 6 December 2014), Margaret Burgham, 11 Jun 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Burgham (post 1700)


  • Oliver Burgham, Welsh professional rugby league footballer who played from 1908 to 1911 at representative level for Great Britain, and Wales
  • Ian Burgham (b. 1950), New Zealand poet who currently resides in Canada

The Burgham Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro rege lege grege
Motto Translation: For King, the law, and the people.


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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TG-SM6 : 6 December 2014), Ann Burgham, 10 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TG-SMX : 6 December 2014), Silvester Burgham, 10 May 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMZ-KZR : 6 December 2014), Richard Burgham, 12 Aug 1894; citing departure port Liverpool, Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Etruria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXB6-54C : 6 December 2014), Arthur John Burgham, 11 Jun 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXB6-54Z : 6 December 2014), Margaret Burgham, 11 Jun 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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