Burlingame History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Burlingame comes from the family having resided in Norfolk, where they took their name from the village of Burlingham. The place name Burlingham is a constructed of two elements, Burling and -ame. The first element, Burling, is believed to be derived from a diminutive form of an Old English given name, probably from Burgheard or Baerla, while the second element, -ame, is derived from ham, from the Old Norse hami, meaning homestead. The full name means "Burling's homestead".

Early Origins of the Burlingame family

The surname Burlingame was first found in Norfolk, at Lingwood and Burlingham, a civil parish, comprising the large village of Lingwood and the smaller villages of Burlingham Green, North Burlingham and South Burlingham.

Early History of the Burlingame family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burlingame research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Burlingame History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burlingame Spelling Variations

Burlingame has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Burlingham, Byrlingham, Burlingame, Burlinghame, Burlyngham and many more.

Early Notables of the Burlingame family (pre 1700)

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United States Burlingame migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Burlingames to arrive on North American shores:

Burlingame Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Roger Burlingame, who landed in Connecticut in 1654 [1]
Burlingame Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E. L. Burlingame, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • C. H. Burlingame, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1895
Burlingame Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Minnie Adeline Burlingame, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Lillian Burlingame, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Alice A. Burlingame, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Edward Burlingame, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Edward L. Burlingame, aged 63, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Burlingame (post 1700) +

  • Jeff Burlingame (b. 1971), American author and editor
  • Deborah "Debra" Burlingame (b. 1950), sister of Charles Burlingame and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation board member
  • Frank Burlingame, American professional baseball umpire in the 1878 season
  • Charles Frank "Chic" Burlingame III (1949-2001), American pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 before it was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon on 9/11
  • Anson Burlingame (1820-1870), American lawyer, legislator, and diplomat, eponym of the US- China treaty and towns in California and Kansas


Suggested Readings for the name Burlingame +

  • 4541 "The Ancestry of Clara Elizabeth Robbins (1864-1948) Together with a Register of the Descendants of Samuel Prince Robbins (1773-1823) and His Wife Martha Burlingame (1792-1872)" by John Marshall Raymond, "Palmer-Burlingham (also the Burlingame Family) Genealogy" by Dale Cosnett Kellogg.

  1. ^ 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)


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