The ancient roots of the Burtchaell family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Burtchaell comes from when the family lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.
Early Origins of the Burtchaell family
The surname Burtchaell was first found in 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 Burtchaell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burtchaell research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1737, 1715 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Burtchaell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Burtchaell Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Burtchaell has appeared include Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
Early Notables of the Burtchaell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtchaell family to Ireland
Some of the Burtchaell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Burtchaell family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Burtchaell arrived in North America very early: 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..