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Burningham Early Origins



The surname Burningham was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1121 when Leomer de Berningham held a family seat at Barningham and Bury St Edmunds in that shire.

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Burningham Spelling Variations


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Burningham Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Burningham family name include Berningham, Barningham, Burningham and others.

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Burningham Early History


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Burningham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burningham research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Burningham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burningham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burningham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burningham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Burningham surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Burningham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elisabeth Burningham, aged 56, who landed in America from Kilkee, Ireland, in 1908
  • W. J. Burningham, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Percy Burningham, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Sidcup, England, in 1911
  • Dorothy Burningham, aged 27, who landed in America from Chichester, England, in 1911
  • Dorothy Burningham, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Sussex, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burningham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burningham (post 1700)



  • John Burningham (1936-1963), English author and illustrator of children's picture books, recipient of the 1963 and 1970 Kate Greenaway Medal

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Burningham Historic Events


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Burningham Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William FR Burningham (b. 1924), English Chief Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Huntsdon, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Burningham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burningham Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2016 at 13:50.

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