Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Burnaby surname lived in Burnby, or as the place-name was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086, in Brunebi. Burnby is in the East Riding of Yorkshire having derived from the Old Norse, and means "farm or homestead by the spring or stream." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Burnaby family
Leicestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burnaby family
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Burnaby Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Burnaby are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Burnaby include: Burnaby, Burnby, Bernaby, Burneby and others.
Early Notables of the Burnaby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burnaby family to Ireland
Some of the Burnaby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burnaby family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Burnaby or a variant listed above:
Burnaby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Burnaby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Burnaby (post 1700)
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