Burgin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Burgin family, who lived in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century.

Early Origins of the Burgin family

The surname Burgin 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.

Important Dates for the Burgin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burgin 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 Burgin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burgin Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Burgon, Burgoin, Burgunie, Burgoyne, Burgoyn, Burgoigne, Burgane, Burgin and many more.

Early Notables of the Burgin family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burgin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burgin migration to the United States

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Burgin or a variant listed above:

Burgin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Phil Burgin, who arrived in Maryland in 1677 [1]
Burgin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barbara Burgin, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Barbara Rudi Burgin, who settled in Carolina in 1738
  • Hans Burgin, who landed in America in 1738 [1]
  • Hans Rudi Burgin, who arrived in America in 1738 [1]
  • Heini Burgin, who landed in America in 1738 [1]
Burgin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinrich Burgin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Henry Burgin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • Patrick Burgin, who landed in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Carl Burgin, who landed in New York, NY in 1867 [1]
  • Andreas Burgin, who arrived in Ohio in 1871 [1]

Burgin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Burgin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ann Burgin, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Burgin (post 1700)

  • Richard Burgin, American fiction writer, editor, composer, critic, and academic
  • William Olin Burgin (1877-1946), U.S. Representative from North Carolina
  • Romus Valton Burgin (b. 1922), former U.S. Marine and American author
  • Major-General Henry Tocitus Burgin (1882-1958), American Commanding General Hawaiian Coastal Artillery Command (1945-1946) [3]
  • Eric Burgin (b. 1924), English first-class cricketer
  • James Burgin (b. 1989), English footballer
  • Graham Burgin, former Australian rules football player
  • Annie Mona Burgin MBE (1903-1985), New Zealand teacher and active in the Girl Guiding movement

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Henry Burgin. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burgin/Henry_Tocitus/USA.html
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