The Burtchal name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.
Early Origins of the Burtchal family
The surname Burtchal 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 Burtchal family
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Burtchal Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Burtchal has undergone many spelling variations
, including Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
Early Notables of the Burtchal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtchal family to Ireland
Some of the Burtchal family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Burtchal family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Burtchal were among those contributors: 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..