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.
Early Origins of the Burkmar family
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
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Burkmar family
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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.
Early Notables of the Burkmar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burkmar family to the New World and Oceana
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.