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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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
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 
John Burrage, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1833 
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 
Nathan Burrage (b. 1971), Australian writer
Luke Burrage (b. 1980), British entertainer and author
Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889-1956), British writer