Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.
Early Origins of the Burtchael family
Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Burtchael family
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Burtchael Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Burtchael include Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
Early Notables of the Burtchael family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtchael family to Ireland
Some of the Burtchael family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burtchael family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Burtchael were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Ann Burchell who settled in Virginia in 1655; Andrew Burchell settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; Charles Burchill settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868 with his brother John..
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