Origins Available: English
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Burnman come from when the family resided in any of the various places called Burnham in Buckinghamshire
, or Suffolk
. These place names derive from the Old English words burna
Early Origins of the Burnman family
The surname Burnman was first found in Herefordshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burnman family
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Burnman Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Burnman has been recorded under many different variations, including Burnham, Burnam and others.
Early Notables of the Burnman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burnman family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Burnman or a variant listed above:
Burnman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Burnman, who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1852