The ancestors of the Burtchill surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in Berkshire from a place of that name.
Early Origins of the Burtchill family
The surname Burtchill 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 Burtchill family
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Burtchill Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Burtchill include Burchall, Burchell, Burchill, Burchhell, Burtchell, Burtchill, Burtchaell and many more.
Early Notables of the Burtchill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtchill family to Ireland
Some of the Burtchill 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 Burtchill family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..