England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Bursey family lived in Somerset. The family name comes from a place in Normandy called Burcy, in the arrondisement of Vire, Canton of Vassy, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bursey family
Somerset where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
Early History of the Bursey family
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Bursey Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Bursey are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bursey include Bursey, Burcey, Bursie, Boursey, Borsey, Bourcey, Borsie and many more.
Early Notables of the Bursey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bursey family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bursey, or a variant listed above:
Bursey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bursey (post 1700)
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