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The name Bursey was brought to 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.

Bursey Early Origins



The surname Bursey was first found in Somerset where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Bursey Spelling Variations


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Bursey Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few 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.

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Bursey Early History


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Bursey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bursey research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1084, 1165, 1185, and 1582 are included under the topic Early Bursey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bursey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bursey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bursey Notables 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



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

  • Richard Bursey, who settled in Maryland in 1742

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bursey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bursey (post 1700)



  • Cathy Bursey -Sabourin FRHSC (b. 1957), Canadian designer and Heraldic Artist, appointed Fraser Herald in 1989
  • Morley Byron Bursey (1912-2013), Newfoundland diplomat who helped develop the automotive section of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • Cmdr Jack "Jacob" Bursey (1903-1980), Newfoundland polar explorer who accompanied Byrd on his third Antarctic Expedition (1939-1941), eponym of Mount Bursey and Bursey Icefalls, Antarctica

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. 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.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Bursey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bursey 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 January 2016 at 07:13.

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