Burkle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Burkle was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Burkle family lived in Berkshire from a place of that name. The name is thought to have been originally Norman where "this family, probably foreign, descends from Sir Humphry Burghill or Burchell, a companion of Bernard de Neumarché in the conquest of Brecknock, 1088. About 1150 William de Burchall was witness to a gift to Hereford Abbey; and later, David de Burchall. " [1]

Early Origins of the Burkle family

The surname Burkle was first found in Herefordshire where literally the name means "dweller at, or on, the hill of birch trees." [2]

Early History of the Burkle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkle research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1737, 1715, 1727 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Burkle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burkle Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Burkle are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Burkle include Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.

Early Notables of the Burkle family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Eustace Budgell (1686-1737), an English writer and politician who represented Mullingar in the Irish House of Commons (1715-1727.) "He was the son of Gilbert Budgell, D.D., of St...
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Ireland Migration of the Burkle family to Ireland

Some of the Burkle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Burkle migration to the United States +

Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Burkle, or a variant listed above:

Burkle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Burkle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803-1827 [3]
  • Jakob Burkle, who landed in New York in 1850 [3]
  • Gottlieb Burkle, who arrived in New York in 1850 [3]
  • Walburga Burkle, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [3]
  • Hermann Burkle, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Burkle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ralph Burkle, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Mrs. John W. Burkle, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Mrs. Wm. E. Burkle, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Wm. E. Burkle, aged 50, who immigrated to America, in 1906
  • Minna Burkle, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Burkle (post 1700) +

  • Ronald Wayne Burkle (b. 1952), American business magnate and investor with an estimated net worth of 3.2 billion in 2011

  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. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  3. ^ 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)

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