Burtle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Burtle first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in either the settlement of Birtle in the county of Lancashire or the settlement of Birtles in the county of Cheshire. The names of these places are derived from the Old English word bridd, meaning young bird or nestling, and indicates that the places were originally known as nesting grounds for birds.
Early Origins of the Burtle family
The surname Burtle was first found in Cheshire at Birtles, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred of Macclesfield. "Birtles Hall and demesne belonged for many generations to the Birtles family." 
Early History of the Burtle family
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Burtle 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 Burtle has appeared include Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.
Early Notables of the Burtle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burtle family to Ireland
Some of the Burtle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Burtle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century