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The name Burkeen is a habitational name from the civil parish of West Birkin in West Yorkshire. The parish still exists today but remains small with a population of 146 in 2001.

Burkeen Early Origins



The surname Burkeen was first found in Yorkshire where one of the first records of the name was John de Birkin who held lands there in the time of King John. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Burkeen Spelling Variations


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Burkeen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Byrkin, Birkin, Byrken, Birkyn, Byrkyn, Birken and others.

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Burkeen Early History


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Burkeen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkeen research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Burkeen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burkeen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burkeen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burkeen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burkeen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burkeen (post 1700)



  • Andrea Burkeen, American actress, known for LabRatMan and the Mystery of the Magic Toad (2009)
  • Noel Burkeen (b. 1970), American actor, known for Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
  • W. Howard Burkeen, American former former Vice President of William Tyndale College, Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Michael Burkeen, American co-founder of The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, a non-profit student-run organization in the United States
  • Jody Burkeen, American Christian author, best known for his "Man Up!" series

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Burkeen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burkeen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 8 February 2017 at 07:31.

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