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Origins Available: English, Irish


Burrough is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Burrough family lived in Hampshire. The name was given to settlements located near a hill, and is from the Old English beorg, which means hill. It is from one of many English settlements so named that this family take their name.

Burrough Early Origins



The surname Burrough was first found in Hampshire where they were descended from Hubert de Burgh, who became Lord of the Manor of Tichfield in that county.

The township of Middleton in Lancashire is of particular historical importance to the family. "In the reign of Henry III., Hubert de Burgh, ( c. 1170-1243) Earl of Kent, lord chief justice of England, had a grant of the whole of Wyresdale, with remainder to his heirs: he left two sons, from one of whom descended the Burghs or Borroughs, of Gainsborough; and it is probable that William de Burgh, of Middleton, who died about 1323, was descended also from the chief justice." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Burrough Spelling Variations


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Burrough Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Burrough has been recorded under many different variations, including Burrough, Burgh, Borrows, Burrowes, Burroughs, Burrows, Burroughes and many more.

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Burrough Early History


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Burrough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burrough research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1600, 1646, 1630, 1677, 1634, 1663, 1691, 1764, 1713, 1650, 1692, 1641, 1650, 1641, 1642, 1620, 1685, 1673, 1660, 1709, 1703, 1709 and are included under the topic Early Burrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burrough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burrough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Jeremiah Burroughs (sometimes Burroughes) (c. 1600-1646), an English Congregationalist and a well-known Puritan preacher; Isaac Barrow (1630-1677), an English Christian theologian, and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus, tutor of Isaac Newton; Edward...

Another 98 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burrough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burrough In Ireland


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Burrough In Ireland



Some of the Burrough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Burroughs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Burrough Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Burrough, who came to Virginia in 1647

Burrough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Phil. E. Burrough, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1896

Burrough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Douglas Burrough, aged 16, who landed in America from Langport, England, in 1908
  • Elsie Elizabeth Burrough, aged 23, who landed in America from England, in 1909
  • Henry Charles Burrough, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Alex Burrough, aged 5, who landed in America from Corston, England, in 1910
  • Louise Burrough, aged 30, who landed in America from Corston, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burrough Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Burrough, aged 28, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Susan Burrough, aged 29, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Ada Fanny Burrough arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burrough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burrough (post 1700)



  • John Leslie Burrough (b. 1972), former American NFL football defensive lineman
  • Thomas Harold "Junior" Burrough (b. 1973), American professional basketball player
  • Marmaduke Burrough, American politician, U.S. Consul in Veracruz, 1834-41
  • Kenwich Burrough, American politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Cape Girardeau County, 1922
  • Edward Burrough, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1879-80
  • Kenneth "Ken" Othell Burrough (b. 1948), American professional (NFL) football player
  • George Baker Burrough (1907-1965), English cricketer
  • Herbert Dickinson "Dickie" Burrough (1909-1994), English first-class cricketer
  • William Burrough, English cricket player
  • Sir James Burrough (1749-1837), British judge
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Burrough


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Suggested Readings for the name Burrough



  • Horry and the Waccamaw Franklin Burroughs.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Animo et fide
Motto Translation: By courage and faith.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Burrough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burrough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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