Origins Available: English
Burnevale is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Burnevale family lived in Berwickshire
. The name refers to the family's former place of residence, Burneville,
in the Eure region of Normandy
. After arriving in England
with the Norman invasion
in 1066, the family gave their name to the area over which they held lordship.
Early Origins of the Burnevale family
The surname Burnevale was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burnevale family
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Burnevale Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burnevale include Burnville, Burnfield, Burneville, Burnefield, Bournville and many more.
Early Notables of the Burnevale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burnevale family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Burnevales to arrive on North American shores: Frederick Brownville who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840; Elizabeth Brownfeild settled in Georgia in 1737; Joe Brownfield settled in Georgia in 1735 with his wife.