The name Burkell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in either the settlement of Birtle
in the county of Lancashire
or the settlement of Birtles
in the county of Cheshire
. The names of these places are derived from the Old English word bridd,
meaning young bird or nestling, and indicates that the places were originally known as nesting grounds for birds.
Early Origins of the Burkell family
The surname Burkell was first found in Cheshire
at Birtles, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred
of Macclesfield. "Birtles Hall and demesne belonged for many generations to the Birtles family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Burkell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkell research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Burkell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burkell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Burkell has been spelled many different ways, including Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.
Early Notables of the Burkell family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Burkell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burkell family to Ireland
Some of the Burkell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Burkell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Burkell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joshua Burkell, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "William Stevenson" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 2nd February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Stevenson 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/williamstevenson1855.shtml