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Burnby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient history of the Burnby name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided 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." [1]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 Burnby family


The surname Burnby 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.

Early History of the Burnby family


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Burnby Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Burnby include Burnaby, Burnby, Bernaby, Burneby and others.

Early Notables of the Burnby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Burnby family to Ireland


Some of the Burnby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burnby family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Burnby or a variant listed above:

Burnby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Burnby, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Alaska" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y3-XZH : 6 December 2014), Saml. Burnby, 29 Aug 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Minnie Burnby, aged 26, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Alaska" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y3-XZ6 : 6 December 2014), Minnie Burnby, 29 Aug 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Burnby (post 1700)


  • Juanita "Nita" Gordon Lloyd Burnby (1923-2010), born Juanita Gordon Lloyd Thomas, a British pharmacist who was president of the British Society for the History of Pharmacy

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y3-XZH : 6 December 2014), Saml. Burnby, 29 Aug 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y3-XZ6 : 6 December 2014), Minnie Burnby, 29 Aug 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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