Burgwin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Burgwin was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Burgwin family lived in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest of England in the 11th century.
Early Origins of the Burgwin family
The surname Burgwin 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 Burgwin family
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Burgwin Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Burgwin has been recorded under many different variations, including Burgon, Burgoin, Burgunie, Burgoyne, Burgoyn, Burgoigne, Burgane, Burgin and many more.
Early Notables of the Burgwin family (pre 1700)
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Burgwin migration to the United States
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Burgwins were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Burgwin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pierce Burgwin, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England 
- Howard Burgwin, aged 29, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca d'Aosta" from Genova 
Contemporary Notables of the name Burgwin (post 1700)
- John Henry K. Burgwin (d. 1847), US Army officer, severely wounded on February 4 during the Siege of Pueblo de Taos and died February 7, 1847, eponym of Cantonment Burgwin (commonly known as "Fort Burgwin")
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J679-C3B : 6 December 2014), Pierce Burgwin, 07 Apr 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-M5S : 6 December 2014), Howard Burgwin, 13 Aug 1919; citing departure port Genova, arrival port New York, ship name Duca d'Aosta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).