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Burroughs is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Burroughs 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.

Burroughs Early Origins



The surname Burroughs 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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Burroughs Spelling Variations


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Burroughs Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Burrough, Burgh, Borrows, Burrowes, Burroughs, Burrows, Burroughes and many more.

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Burroughs Early History


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Burroughs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burroughs 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 Burroughs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burroughs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burroughs 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 Burroughs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burroughs In Ireland


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Burroughs In Ireland



Some of the Burroughs 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Burroughs or a variant listed above:

Burroughs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John, George and Robert Burroughs who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burroughs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burroughs (post 1700)



  • Earl Solomon Burroughs (1925-2016), known by his stage name Jack Hammer, an American pianist, singer and songwriter, co-writer of "Great Balls of Fire"
  • Augusten Xon Burroughs (b. 1965), born Christopher Richter Robison, an American writer known for his New York Times bestselling memoir Running with Scissors (2002)
  • Sean Patrick Burroughs (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball third baseman, gold Olympic medalist
  • Franklin G. Burroughs (1834-1897), American turpentine and naval entrepreneur, co-founder of Burroughs and Collins company, later known as Burroughs and Chapin in 1895
  • Nannie Helen Burroughs (1878-1961), African-American educator, orator, religious leader, civil rights activist, feminist and businesswoman, founder of the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, D.C
  • Jordan Ernest Burroughs (b. 1988), American world and Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling, four-time gold medalist
  • Major George Tyler Burroughs (1833-1913), American businessman and Civil War veteran, father of Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • William Seward Burroughs II (1914-1997), also known by his pen name William Lee, an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer, grandson of William Seward Burroughs I
  • John Burroughs (1837-1921), American naturalist, essayist and poet, eponym of The John Burroughs Medal
  • Jeffrey Alan Burroughs (b. 1951), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1970 to 1985, two-time All-Star (1974, 1978), AL MVP (1974) and AL RBI champion (1974), father of Sean Burroughs
  • ... (Another 37 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burroughs Historic Events


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Burroughs Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Bertram Burroughs, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur Peckham Burroughs (d. 1912), aged 35, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  11. ...

The Burroughs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burroughs 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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