Origins Available: English
The Norman Conquest
in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Burrowes 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.
Early Origins of the Burrowes family
The surname Burrowes 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Again in Lancashire another early record was found: William de Burgh, rector of the church of St. Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire in 1374. CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
Early History of the Burrowes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burrowes 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 Burrowes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burrowes Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Burrough, Burgh, Borrows, Burrowes, Burroughs, Burrows, Burroughes and many more.
Early Notables of the Burrowes family (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 Burrowes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burrowes family to Ireland
Some of the Burrowes 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.
Migration of the Burrowes family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Burrowes or a variant listed above:
Burrowes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Burrowes and his wife Bridget, who settled in Virginia in 1620
- Mathew Burrowes, who settled in Maryland in 1634
Burrowes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Burrowes, who deserted in Halifax in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars
- James Burrowes, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1806
- James Burrowes, who settled in Ottawa in 1829
Burrowes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Burrowes, English convict from Chatham, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
Contemporary Notables of the name Burrowes (post 1700)
- Thomas Henry Burrowes (1805-1871), American fourth president of the Pennsylvania State University (1868-1871)
- Marcus R. Burrowes (1874-1953), American architect in Detroit
- Thomas Henry Burrowes (1805-1871), American politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1858 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- John Freckleton Burrowes (1787-1852), English organist and composer
- Thomas Burrowes (1796-1866), English Captain with the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners who was surveyor and overseer during the construction of the Rideau Canal in Ontario, Canada
- Wesley Burrowes (1930-2015), Irish playwright and screenwriter
- Edward Rupert Burrowes (1903-1966), Guyanese artist and art teacher who founded the Working People's Art Class (WPAC)
- Norma Burrowes (b. 1944), Irish coloratura soprano
- Geoff Burrowes (b. 1945), Australian filmmaker best known for the movie The Man from Snowy River (1982)
- David John Barrington Burrowes (b. 1969), British politician
Historic Events for the Burrowes family
- Mr. Douglas James Burrowes (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Stephney, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
The Burrowes 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.