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Burrow is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Burrow 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.

Burrow Early Origins



The surname Burrow 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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Burrow Spelling Variations


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Burrow Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Burrough, Burgh, Borrows, Burrowes, Burroughs, Burrows, Burroughes and many more.

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Burrow Early History


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Burrow Early History



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

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Burrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Burrow In Ireland


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Burrow In Ireland



Some of the Burrow 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Burrow or a variant listed above:

Burrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Burrow, who settled in Virginia in 1639

Burrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Burrow arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Lilford" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm
  • William Burrow, aged 28, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"

Burrow Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Burrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Sarah L. Burrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Mary Ann Burrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Clara Burrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Louisa Burrow arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burrow (post 1700)



  • James Edward Burrow (b. 1940), American television director
  • Abe Burrow (1910-1985), American humorist, author, and director for radio and the stage
  • Ken Burrow (b. 1948), former professional American football player
  • N. B. Burrow, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1912
  • Mrs. Minifred Burrow, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972
  • Louise Burrow, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1928
  • Kenneth O. Burrow, American politician, Mayor of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1959
  • Joel Randall Burrow, American Republican politician, Secretary of State of Kansas, 1903-07
  • Dale Burrow, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 10th District, 1982
  • Curtis S. Burrow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Burrow


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Suggested Readings for the name Burrow



  • Burrow Family History by James Rightman Blanks.
  • Burris Ancestors (including the Burrows Family) by Arthur Price Burris.

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY LILFORD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyLilford.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Burrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burrow 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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