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In ancient 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 Yorkshire having derived from the Old Norse, and means "farm or homestead by the spring or stream."

Burnaby Early Origins



The surname Burnaby was first found in 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.

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Burnaby Spelling Variations


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Burnaby Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few 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.

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Burnaby Early History


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Burnaby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnaby research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1429 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Burnaby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnaby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burnaby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burnaby Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

  • Carew Burnaby who settled in New England in 1759

Burnaby Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfemon E. Burnaby, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • Mano Fieto Burnaby, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • Murna Burnaby, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Algernon Edwyn Burnaby, aged 51, who settled in America from Leicester, England, in 1919
  • Algernon E. Burnaby, aged 33, who landed in America from Baggrane, England, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnaby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnaby (post 1700)



  • Sir Henry Burnaby (1829-1914), 5th Baronet
  • Sir William Edward Burnaby (1824-1881), 4th Baronet
  • Sir William Crisp Hood Burnaby (1788-1853), 3rd Baronet
  • Sir William Chaloner Burnaby (1746-1794), 2nd Baronet
  • Edwyn Sherard Burnaby (1830-1883), English major-general, Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire North
  • Edwyn Burnaby (1798-1867), English landowner, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1864
  • Andrew Burnaby (1792-1812), English clergyman and traveler
  • Sir William Burnaby (1710-1776), English naval officer, Sheriff of Oxfordshire (1755-1756), Royal Navy Vice-Admiral, created 1st Baronet Burnaby in 1767
  • Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (1842-1885), English soldier and traveler
  • Davy Burnaby (1881-1949), British actor who appeared in more than thirty films between 1929 and 1948
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Burnaby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burnaby 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 August 2013 at 09:42.

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