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Burkmar is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Brichtmar. Bricmore was a scholar at Oxford in the 14th century. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Burkmar Early Origins



The surname Burkmar was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed John Brihmar in Norfolk, and Harvey Brithnor and Martin Brithnor in Cambridgeshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Burkmar Spelling Variations


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Burkmar Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Burkmar has been recorded under many different variations, including Brightmore, Britemore, Brihtmore, Brihtmer, Brictmer, Brithmar, Brithnor, Britmar, Brightmer, Brithmere, Brykmare and many more.

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Burkmar Early History


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Burkmar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkmar research. Another 354 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1221, 1273, 1309, 1332, 1420, 1422, 1568, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Burkmar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burkmar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burkmar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burkmar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Burkmar or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Burkmar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burkmar 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 11 November 2014 at 14:24.

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