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Today's generation of the Burrows family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Burrows 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.

Burrows Early Origins



The surname Burrows 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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Burrows Spelling Variations


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Burrows Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burrows include Burrough, Burgh, Borrows, Burrowes, Burroughs, Burrows, Burroughes and many more.

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Burrows Early History


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Burrows Early History



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

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Burrows Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Burrows In Ireland


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Burrows In Ireland



Some of the Burrows 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Burrowss to arrive on North American shores:

Burrows Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Burrows, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

Burrows Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ellenor Burrows, who immigrated to Maryland in 1742

Burrows Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Burrows, who arrived in New York in 1805

Burrows Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Burrows, who immigrated to St. John's Newfoundland in 1825 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Burrows Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Burrows, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Henry Burrows arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Thomas Burrows arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  • Nicholas Burrows arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848
  • Thomas Burrows, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burrows Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Burrows landed in Pahia, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • T. D. Burrows, aged 20, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Mr Burrows landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Olympus
  • James Burrows arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • John Burrows arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1873
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Contemporary Notables of the name Burrows (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burrows (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Paul Edmund Burrows (1895-1975), American Deputy Commanding General 11th Air Force (1945)
  • Edwin G Burrows (b. 1943), American professor of history at Brooklyn College, who won shared a Pulitzer Prize for History in 1999
  • Abe Burrows (1910-1985), American playwright and director awarded a 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • David Burrows (b. 1962), American producer, director and writer for both film and television
  • Montagu Burrows (1819-1905), English naval officer and Oxford professor
  • Simon Hedley Burrows (1928-2015), British Anglican prelate, Bishop of Buckingham (1974-1994)
  • Eva Evelyn Burrows AC (1929-2015), Australian Salvation Army Officer, the 13th General of the Salvation Army (1986-1993)
  • Brigadier Frederick Alexander Burrows (1897-1973), Australian Commanding Officer 1st Australian Infantry Brigade from 1942 to 1945
  • Brigadier James Burrows (1904-1991), commander of the New Zealand force in Korea in 1953
  • Ronald Montagu Burrows (1867-1920), British academic who served as Principal of King's College London from 1913-1920
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burrows Historic Events


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Burrows Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Burrows, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Alfred Burrows (1871-1914), English First Class Passenger from Nottingham, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Elizabeth May Burrows (1907-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Master William John Burrows (1904-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Charlotte Ann Burrows (1881-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Geoffrey Burrows, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Sultan

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arthur John Cyril Burrows, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Francis Burrows, English Waiter from Garston, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Master William Burrows, English Steward's Young Assistant from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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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.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Burrows Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burrows 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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