Burrage History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Burrage is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the Old English name Burgric, which means powerful fortress.

Early Origins of the Burrage family

The surname Burrage was first found in Suffolk. Burridge is a small village in the south of Hampshire, but one must remember that this local was formerly known as Caiger's Green.

Early History of the Burrage family

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Burrage Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Burrage has undergone many spelling variations, including Burridge, Burrich, Burrage, Burrige and others.

Early Notables of the Burrage family (pre 1700)

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United States Burrage migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Burrage were among those contributors:

Burrage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Amy Burrage, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Henry Burrage, aged 39, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1897
Burrage Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alice H. Burrage, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Albert C. Burrage, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Albert C. Burrage, aged 43, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • Marguerite K. Burrage, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Elsie Burrage, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Burrage migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burrage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Burrage, who settled in Cape Ray, Newfoundland in 1835 [1]

Australia Burrage migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Burrage Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Burrage, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]
  • Jane Burrage, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [2]
  • Frederick Burrage, English convict from Lewes, Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Burrage (post 1700) +

  • Steve Burrage (b. 1952), American politician, State Auditor from Oklahoma
  • Sean Burrage (b. 1968), American politician, State Senator from Oklahoma
  • Ronnie Burrage (b. 1959), American jazz drummer
  • Billy Michael Burrage (b. 1950), former chief judge, U.S. District Courts for Eastern, Northern, and Western Oklahoma
  • Thomas Burrage, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1832 [4]
  • John Burrage, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1833 [4]
  • Billy Michael Burrage (b. 1950), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1994-2001; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1994-2001; Resigned 2001; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1994-2001 [4]
  • Nathan Burrage (b. 1971), Australian writer
  • Luke Burrage (b. 1980), British entertainer and author
  • Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889-1956), British writer

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Alfred Burrage, aged 20, English Plate Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 13 [5]


  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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