Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Burnye family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Norfolk
, where they settled after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Burnye family originally came from Bernay
in Calvados, Normandy
, and it is to that location that their name refers.
Early Origins of the Burnye family
The surname Burnye was first found in Norfolk
, where they were settled after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burnye family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnye research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Burnye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burnye Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Burnye were recorded, including Barney, Berney, Barny, Berny, Barnie, Bernie, Bernaye, Bairney, Bearnie, Bearny, Bernais, Berneys, Berneyes, Bearnay and many more.
Early Notables of the Burnye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burnye family to Ireland
Some of the Burnye family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burnye family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Burnye arrived in North America very early: Jacob Barney who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1620; James Barney settled in Virginia in 1650; Phon Barney who settled in Virginia in 1650. Thomas Barney settled in St. John's Newfoundland 1821.