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Burrows History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Burrows family


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.

Again in Lancashire another early record was found: William de Burgh, rector of the church of St. Elphin, Warrington, Lancashire in 1374. [2]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 Burrows family


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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.

Early Notables of the Burrows 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...
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Migration of the Burrows family to Ireland


Some of the Burrows family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burrows family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]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 [4]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
  • Mr. Thomas Burrows, (b. 1808), aged 26 born in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK convicted in Cornwall on 2nd August 1834, sentenced for life for stealing from a house, transported aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1834 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  • Henry Burrows, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [6]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1840 [7]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm
  • ... (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, who landed in Pahia, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • T. D. Burrows, aged 20, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Mr Burrows, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Olympus
  • James Burrows, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • Mr. Jacob Burrows, (b. 1841), aged 32, Cornish farm labourer departing on 23rd February 1873 aboard the ship "Woodlark" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 31st May 1873 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Burrows (post 1700)


  • Edwin G. "Ted" Burrows (1943-2018), American Pulitzer Prize-winning historian from Detroit, Michigan, Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College
  • Brigadier-General Paul Edmund Burrows (1895-1975), American Deputy Commanding General 11th Air Force (1945) [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Paul Burrows. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burrows/Paul_Edmund/USA.html
  • 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 [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Frederick Burrows. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burrows/Frederick_Alexander/Australia.html
  • 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.)

Historic Events for the Burrows family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Burrows, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • Mr. Alfred Burrows (1871-1914), English First Class Passenger from Nottingham, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • 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 [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • 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 [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  • 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 [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Geoffrey Burrows, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Sultan [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arthur John Cyril Burrows, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [15]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

HMS Royal Oak

  • Robert William Burrows (1918-1939), British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [16]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Francis Burrows, English Waiter from Garston, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [17]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Master William Burrows, English Steward's Young Assistant from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [17]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

The Burrows 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


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ '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].
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Eliza.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm
  9. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  10. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Paul Burrows. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burrows/Paul_Edmund/USA.html
  11. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Frederick Burrows. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burrows/Frederick_Alexander/Australia.html
  12. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  13. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  14. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  15. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  16. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  17. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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