The ancestors of the name Burvill date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The surname is generally thought to have come from a place name, such as from Burford in Oxfordshire
, or Burford in Shropshire
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
These place names are derived from the Old English words "burh," meaning "stronghold," or a "fortified manor," and "ford," a location where a river can be crossed. Some variations of this surname, no doubt come from the Old French word "buffet," meaning "table" or "cupboard." CITATION[CLOSE]
Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
Early Origins of the Burvill family
The surname Burvill was first found in Shropshire
where two of the first listings of the family were listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273: Hugo de Bureford: and Roger de Bureford. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
William le Burford and Walter le Boreforde were both listed in Kirby's Quest as holding lands in Somerset
, 1 Edward III (during the first year's reign of King Edward III.) CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
Early History of the Burvill family
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Burvill Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Burvill were recorded, including Burford, Bareford, Berford, Barford, Buford, Burfort and many more.
Early Notables of the Burvill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burvill family to Ireland
Some of the Burvill family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 67 words (5 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 Burvill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Burvill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Burvill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm