Origins Available: English
name Burian comes from when its first bearer worked as a servant at the manor house having derived from the Old English word buri,
which refers to "a fortified manor house", and was used to denote someone who worked at such a house.
Early Origins of the Burian family
The surname Burian was first found in Hampshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Burian family
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Burian Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Burian include Berryman, Berriman, Borowman, Buriman, Beriman, Buryman, Birriman, Borrowman and many more.
Early Notables of the Burian family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burian family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Burian or a variant listed above:
Burian Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Adalert Burian, who settled in New York, NY in 1868
- Andreas Burian, who settled in New York, NY in 1878
- Antonia Burian, who settled in Baltimore in 1879
- Alois Burian, who arrived in New York, NY in 1881
- Anton Burian, who arrived in Nebraska sometime between 1891 and 1892
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