The surname Burnhauser is a local
name. Such names are derived from some feature of the local geography where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, it belongs to the subcategory of habitation surnames, which is a type of local surname that is derived from an already existing place name. In this case, it is derived from Bernhausen, a place which has since been absorbed by the city of Stuttgart. There was a Bernhausen Castle near the city of Stuttgart that was destroyed in 1449. Many German family names were derived from the names of small villages, royal or noble households, and even large religious dwellings.
Early Origins of the Burnhauser family
The surname Burnhauser was first found in Wuerttemburg, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.
Early History of the Burnhauser family
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Burnhauser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bernhausen, Bernhauser, Bernhaussen, Bernhausser, Burnhausen, Burnhauser, Burnhaussen, Bernhausser, Bernehausen, Bernehauser, Bernehaussen, Bernehausser, Bernhosen, Berhoser, Bernhossen, Bernhosser, Bernhaus, Burnhaus, Burnhauser, Bernehaus, Bernehauser, Bernhouse, Burnhouse and many more.
Early Notables of the Burnhauser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burnhauser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Burnhouse, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Richard Barnhouse who arrived in Salem Mass in 1638; and other settlers who established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries..