Burrall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Burrall family

The surname Burrall was first found in North Yorkshire at Burrill, a small village in the Hambleton district that dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Borel. [1] It literally meant "hill with a fort," from the Old English words "burh" + "hyll." [2]

"This name is early found upon the Border, particularly in the East Marches. Henry Burel witnessed charter of the church of Pencathlan to the Abbey of Kelso c. 1180. William Bwrel attested a document concerning the land of Cnoc in Renfrew, 1234. William Burel witnessed gift of land in Ayton to William Scot of Coldingham, c. 1250. [3]

Early rolls revealed the name as both a forename and a surname. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Johanna, relicta Burel, Oxfordshire; Burellus de Rathesnese, Norfolk; and Emma Burel, Norfolk. Later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Willelmus Burell; and Johannes Borell as both holding lands there at that time. [4]

"Burrell has long been a Lincolnshire name. In Cromwell's time, Sir John Burrell of Dunsby and Redman Burrell, Esq., of Fulbeck, compounded their estates for £687 and £770 respectively (O.). The name is also now found in Norfolk. Burrell was the name of a noted family of Kent and Sussex during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, and one of the Burrells of Beckenham, Kent, was High Sheriff of Kent in 1722; Northumberland is stated to have been the home of the family in the reign of Edward I. " [5]

Important Dates for the Burrall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burrall research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1069, 1449, 1551, 1285, 1357, 1391, 1477, 1504, 1536, 1482, 1473, 1542, 1544, 1573, 1590, 1589, 1657, 1645, 1653, 1567, 1605, 1567, 1590, 1590 and are included under the topic Early Burrall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burrall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burrell, Burrel, Birrell, Burrill, Burril, Birril, Berrill and many more.

Early Notables of the Burrall family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Abraham Burrell (1589-1657), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Huntingdon (1645-1653), supported the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War. Robert Birrel ( fl. 1567-1605), was a Scottish diarist and Burgess of Edinburgh. "There is not much minuteness in the record of events till about 1567, when Birrel probably began to keep a note of them. There is no evidence in the 'Diary' regarding the political or religious views of the writer...
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Migration of the Burrall family to Ireland

Some of the Burrall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burrall migration to Australia

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

Burrall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Mary Burrall, (b. 1831), aged 23, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1854 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th December 1854 [6]
  • Miss Caroline Burrall, (b. 1833), aged 21, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1854 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th December 1854 [6]
  • Miss Elizabeth Burrall, (b. 1835), aged 19, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1854 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th December 1854 [6]
  • Miss Frances Burrall, (b. 1836), aged 18, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1854 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th December 1854 [6]
  • Miss Amelia Burrall, (b. 1840), aged 14, Cornish domestic servant departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1854 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" arriving in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 25th December 1854 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Burrall (post 1700)

  • William P. Burrall, American politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1840-41; Member of Connecticut State Senate 10th District, 1851 [7]
  • William M. Burrall, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canaan, 1827, 1829-30, 1833, 1835-36; Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1842 [7]
  • John M. Burrall, American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Waterbury, Connecticut, 1935 [7]
  • Fred Burrall, American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 75th District; Elected 1978 [7]
  • Charles Burrall, American politician, Postmaster at Baltimore, Maryland, 1800-16 [7]

Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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