Origins Available: English, Scottish
Yorkshire. The place literally means "small wood or copse where birch trees grow" from the Old English "bircen" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Burtenshaw family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, most likely even before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D., given the Old English roots of their name. The first on record was William del Birkenschawe listed in 1274 in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire. A Thomas Birchynshaw was listed in the Poll Tax Rolls of that same county in 1379.
Early History of the Burtenshaw family
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Burtenshaw Spelling Variations
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 Burtenshaw include Birkenshaw, Birkinshaw, Bircumshaw, Burtenshaw and many more.
Early Notables of the Burtenshaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtenshaw family to Ireland
Some of the Burtenshaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burtenshaw family to the New World and Oceana
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Burtenshaw Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Burtenshaw (post 1700)
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