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The ancestry of the name Burleigh dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the fort by the wood having derived from the Old English burhleah.

Burleigh Early Origins



The surname Burleigh was first found in Somerset where Burley Castle where a motte and bailey castle of the late 11th or early 12th century remains to this day. The village and civil parish Burley, or Burley-on-the-Hill, is located two miles north-east of Oakham in Rutland. Burleigh Castle is located near the village of Milnathort, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland and dates from the 15th and 16th centuries. It was held by the Balfours from 1446. Burleigh is also a village in Berkshire, England, within the civil parish of Warfield.

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Burleigh Spelling Variations


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Burleigh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Burleigh have been found, including Burley, Burleigh, Burlie, Burrley, Burrlie, Burrleigh, Burly, Bourley, Bourleigh, Bourly, Berly and many more.

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Burleigh Early History


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Burleigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burleigh research. Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1275, 1344, 1301, 1305, 1437, 1409, 1336, 1388, 1384, 1388, 1388, 1485 and 1510 are included under the topic Early Burleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Walter Burley (or Burleigh), (c.1275-1344), a medieval English logician, master of Arts at Oxford in 1301, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford until 1305; William Burley, Speaker of the House of Commons of England in March 1437; and John Burley, Sheriff of county Salop...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burleigh In Ireland


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Burleigh In Ireland



Some of the Burleigh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Burleigh, or a variant listed above:

Burleigh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abell Burleigh who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Abell Burleigh, who landed in Virginia in 1652

Burleigh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Burleigh, who arrived in Virginia in 1719
  • William Burleigh settled in Virginia in 1729
  • Robert Burleigh, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745
  • Francis Burleigh settled in Pennsylvania in 1773

Burleigh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George William Burleigh, who settled in New York State early in the seventeenth century
  • H Burleigh, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Annie Burleigh, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Burleigh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte Burleigh, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Fermanagh, in 1903
  • Edith Burleigh, aged 30, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Charles Burleigh, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Alston Burleigh, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Christian Seath Burleigh, aged 22, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burleigh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Fredk Burleigh, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Burleigh, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. John Burleigh U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burleigh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burleigh (post 1700)



  • Nina D. Burleigh (b. 1959), American writer and journalist
  • Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949), African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional baritone
  • William Burleigh (1785-1827), American politician, United States Representative from Maine
  • Albert Peter Burleigh (b. 1942), American diplomat, US Ambassador to the UN (1997-1999)
  • Walter Atwood Burleigh (1820-1896), American physician, lawyer, and pioneer, who was a non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Dakota Territory
  • James Burleigh (1869-1917), English football whop played from 1890 to 1892 for the Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Michael Burleigh (b. 1955), British Medieval author and historian
  • Very Rev. John Burleigh, British Professor of Ecclesiastical History, of Edinburgh University

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

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