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The origins of the Bury name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bury was originally derived from a family having lived near a town or fortress. Bury is an Old English word for town (modern borough) and means therefore at the borough. Bury is a place-name in counties Suffolk, Lancashire, and Huntingdonshire, and the name could have been derived from any one of those place-names.

Bury Early Origins



The surname Bury was first found in Devon where Geoffrey de la Burg and Richard de la Burg were listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls lists Adam de la Bury and Richard de la Bury in Oxfordshire. Years later, William atte Berge and Richard atte Bury were listed as holding lands during the reign of King Edward III (1327 until his death.) [1]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)
Arguably, the name could have had a Norman origin as one reference claims the name was derived from Bourry, near Gisors in Normandy, for it is here that Walbert and Richard de Bouri were listed in the Mangns Rotul. Scaccarii Normanniae in 1198. They are believed to be descended from Eustace de Bouri who was listed there in 1104. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Richard de Bury (1287-1345), also known as Richard Aungerville or Aungervyle, was an English bishop, writer and bibliophile, born near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Bury Spelling Variations


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Bury 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 Bury include Bury, Burye, Burys, Buris, Burri, Burrey, Burry and others.

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Bury Early History


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Bury Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bury research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1345, 1364, 1806, 1430, 1470, 1446, 1472, 1522, 1535, 1571, 1580, 1667, 1655, 1722, 1624, 1714, 1666, 1690, 1644, 1720, 1655, 1722 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Bury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bury Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bury Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include John Bury ( fl. 1430-1470), Canon of Windsor from 1446 to 1472; John Bury (died c. 1522), English politician, Member of Parliament for Cambridge; William Bury, a London draper; and his son, John Bury (1535-1571), an English translator; John Bury...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bury Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bury In Ireland


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Bury In Ireland



Some of the Bury family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Bury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Paul Bury, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • Elizabeth Bury, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Robert Bury, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Susan Bury, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • bane Bury, who landed in Maryland in 1678
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bury Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Bury, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Jean Bury, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • William Bury, who landed in America in 1760-1763
  • William Bury, who settled in New England in 1761
  • William Bury, who came to Maryland in 1775

Bury Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Bury, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • John Bury, who arrived in America in 1811
  • John and Priscilla Bury, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1822 with their four children
  • Lewis Bury, who landed in New York in 1837
  • Joseph Bury settled in Boston in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bury Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francois Bury, who arrived in Quebec in 1644

Bury Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Bury, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Bury, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Bury Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Bury, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1817

Bury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bury, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • George Bury arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Jenny Lind" in 1850

Bury Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mark Bury arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bury (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bury (post 1700)



  • David Charles Bury (b. 1942), American jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona (2002-2012)
  • Christopher Robert Bury (b. 1953), American journalist, Emmy Award-winning TV news correspondent
  • Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (1775-1861), English novelist, who is chiefly remembered in connection with a "Diary illustrative of the Times of George IV" (1838)
  • Charles William Bury (1764-1835), English peer, created 1st Earl of Charleville in 1806
  • Thomas Talbot Bury (1809-1877), British architect and lithographer
  • Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury (1869-1951), Irish-born, Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian House of Commons for Edmonton East (1925-1926)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Kenneth Howard- Bury DSO, DL, JP (b. 1881), Irish soldier, explorer, botanist and Conservative politician
  • Charles William Bury (1801-1851), 2nd Earl of Charleville, an Irish peer, Tory politician and advocate of homeopathy
  • Charles William Bury FRS, FSA (b. 1764), 1st Earl of Charleville, an Irish landowner, antiquarian and politician
  • Captain John Bury (1915-2006), Canadian master mariner who was instrumental in the development of the international standardized buoyage system for the seas
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bury Historic Events


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Bury Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. David Allen Bury (b. 1962), American Specialist 4th Class from Panama City, Florida, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Bury Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bury Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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