Burrwood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Burrwood family

The surname Burrwood was first found in Berwickshire where they were a family of great antiquity deriving their surname from Berwick or Barwick, which, when arriving south in England in the early 15th century became Burwood, Berwood, Burward, Burwald.

There is also a Burwood in Shropshire which dates back centuries. Burwardsley is found in Cheshire and dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Burwardeslei. Literally this place name means "woodland clearing of the fort-keeper, or of a man called Buregweard." [1]

Important Dates for the Burrwood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burrwood research. Another 256 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1333, 1200, 1603 and 1524 are included under the topic Early Burrwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burrwood Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burwood, Barwood, Burward, Burwald, Burwarde, Barwick, Berward, Berwood, Birwood, Burrwood, Berwoughdon, Berwaughdon and many more.

Early Notables of the Burrwood family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Burrwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Burrwood family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Berwald arrived in Pennsylvania in 1864.

Contemporary Notables of the name Burrwood (post 1700)

  • John Burrwood Daly (1872-1939), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1935-39 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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