Burmyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Burmyn surname is derived from the Old English word "buhrmann," which denoted an inhabitant of a fortified town.
Early Origins of the Burmyn family
The surname Burmyn was first found in Southern England, where an Edricus Buriman was on record in Hampshire in 1148. Other early records include Alexander Beriman, in Berkshire in 1176; and William Burman, on record in Gloucester in 1221 in the Assize Rolls. A Burman family has long been established in neighboring Warwickshire.
Early History of the Burmyn family
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Burmyn Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Burmyn family name include Burkman, Burman, Burmann, Buhrman, Buryman and others.
Early Notables of the Burmyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burmyn family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Burmyn surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas and Luce Burman, who came to Plymouth, MA in 1635; Rowland Burman, who received land in Virginia in 1638; Jno. Burman, who received a land patent in Virginia in 1662.