The many generations and branches of the Burlace family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a cup-bearer. In the Middle Ages mead and wines flavored with sugar, spices, fruit and herbs were served at banquets, usually in silver goblets. The surname Burlace probably comes from the Old English byrele
which means "a cup bearer or butler," and the original holder of this name would have been employed in this capacity in a noble household. Surnames that end with "s" could indicate certain patronymic
origin as well; the name could mean "the son of the cup-bearer".
Early Origins of the Burlace family
The surname Burlace was first found in Essex
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Burlace family
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Burlace Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Burlace were recorded, including Burlz, Burls, Byrle, Burlas, Burlace, Burlase, Burles and many more.
Early Notables of the Burlace family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burlace family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Burlace family emigrate to North America:
Burlace Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Walter Burlace, aged 22, who arrived in St Christopher in 1633 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Nich Burlace, who settled in Virginia in 1666
Burlace Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Burlace, who settled in Ontario in 1832