Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Burnine is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish named Barnham
. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words beorg,
Early Origins of the Burnine family
The surname Burnine was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Southwick, some say, from the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burnine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnine research.Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1630, 1575, 1570, 1559, 1598, 1576, 1646, 1604, 1646, 1592, 1650, 1613, 1675, 1659, 1660, 1606, 1685 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Burnine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burnine Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Burnine has been spelled many different ways, including Barnham, Barnhum, Barnum, Barnam, Barnhem, Barnem and others.
Early Notables of the Burnine family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Martin Barnham of Kent; Francis Barnham (died 1575), English draper, alderman and Sheriff of London in 1570; and his son, Benedict Barnham (1559-1598), London merchant, alderman and Sheriff of London; Sir Francis Barnham (1576-1646), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burnine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burnine family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Burnines to arrive in North America: James Barnham who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785.