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The ancestors of the Burley surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the fort by the wood having derived from the Old English burhleah.

Burley Early Origins



The surname Burley 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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Burley Spelling Variations


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Burley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burley include Burley, Burleigh, Burlie, Burrley, Burrlie, Burrleigh, Burly, Bourley, Bourleigh, Bourly, Berly and many more.

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Burley Early History


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Burley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burley 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 Burley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burley 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 Burley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burley In Ireland


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Burley In Ireland



Some of the Burley 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Burley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Timothy Burley, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • Rodger Burley settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Rodger Burley, aged 17, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Burley, who arrived in Virginia in 1661
  • James Burley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Burley, who landed in Virginia in 1705

Burley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. Burley settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1820
  • Emanuel Burley, who landed in Colorado in 1883

Burley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Fredk Burley, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Fredk, Burley Jr., who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Freeman Burley U.E. who settled in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario 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
  • Mr. John Burley U.E. who settled in Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario 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

Burley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ezekiel Burley, who arrived in Canada in 1840

Burley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Burley arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Robert Burley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Susannah Burley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Charles Burley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • William Burley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Burley, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Richard John Burley, aged 28, a coach builder, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Ann Burley, aged 28, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burley (post 1700)



  • Scott Burley (b. 1986), American NFL football offensive lineman
  • Dan Burley (1907-1962), American pianist and journalist
  • Roger Burley (b. 1970), English cricketer
  • Dame Gillian Beer nee Burley (b. 1935), British literary critic, Professor of English Literature at Cambridge
  • Commander Malcolm Keith Burley (1927-2010), British mountaineer and Royal Navy officer
  • Joseph Leonard Burley (1878-1966), Australian founder of the Burley Football Company
  • Nichola Ann Burley (b. 1986), British actress
  • Aidan Burley (b. 1979), British Conservative Party politician
  • Nancy Burley (b. 1930), Australian Olympic figure skater
  • William John Burley (1914-2002), British crime writer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burley Historic Events


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Burley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Reuben Burley, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master Reginald Burley, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mrs. Florence Burley, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Miss Doris Florence Burley, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Burley


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Suggested Readings for the name Burley



  • The Families of Rubsamen, Spear, Dawson, Burley by Neil N. Ruebsamen.

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Citations


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Citations



  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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Burley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burley 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.

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