Burnesdal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Burnesdal comes from when the family resided at or near the granary or barn in the valley. The first part of the surname Burnesdal is derived from the Old English word barn, which refers to a barn or granary house. The word barn itself was originally derived from the Old English words bern, which mean barley, and oern, which means house. The last portion of the name is derived from the Old English word doel, which means valley or dale.
Early Origins of the Burnesdal family
The surname Burnesdal was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Burnesdal family
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Burnesdal Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burnesdal include Barnsdale, Barnesdale, Barndale and others.
Early Notables of the Burnesdal family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Baronsdale (d. 1608), English physician, was born in Gloucestershire, probably about 1530-1540. "He was educated at St. John's College...
Migration of the Burnesdal family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Christopher Barnsdale who settled in Virginia in 1642.