Burlingham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Burlingham is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived 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 Burlingham family

The surname Burlingham 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 Burlingham family

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

Burlingham Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Burlingham has been spelled many different ways, including Burlingham, Byrlingham, Burlingame, Burlinghame, Burlyngham and many more.

Early Notables of the Burlingham family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Burlingham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Burlingham migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Burlinghams to arrive in North America:

Burlingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • George Burlingham who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Geo Burlingham, aged 20, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Deborah Burlingham, who settled in Maryland in 1669
  • Deborah Burlingham, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 [1]

Canada Burlingham migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burlingham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ransler and Reuben Burlingham, who were naturalized in Upper Canada in 1830
  • Ransler Burlingham, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Reuben Burlingham, who landed in Canada in 1830

Contemporary Notables of the name Burlingham (post 1700) +

  • Ed Burlingham (b. 1951), former American rugby union player who played as a lock, president of Back Bay RFC
  • Frederick Harrison Burlingham (1877-1924), American journalist, explorer, cinematographer, and producer of numerous travelogues in the silent era, known for his films depicting Alpine landscapes and his mountain-climbing expeditions in Europe between 1913 and 1918, his explorations of Borneo in 1920, and his excursions to various sites in the United States and Canada in the early 1920s
  • Louis H Burlingham, American eponym of the Louis H. Burlingham Memorial Scholarship, Yale University
  • Charles Culp Burlingham (1858-1959), prominent American lawyer, legal reformer, and president of the New York City Bar Association
  • Gertrude Simmons Burlingham (1872-1952), early American 20th century mycologist
  • Dorothy Trimble Tiffany Burlingham (1891-1979), American child psychoanalyst
  • Herbert Victor Burlingham, English founder of H. V. Burlingham, a British coachbuilding business based in Blackpool, Lancashire, active from 1928 until 1960
  • Clay Burlingham, Canadian Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan

  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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