Burrell Family Crest And Origin of Name!The Bruce Motto Fuimus(We Were)Latin.
Burrell family origin displayed;English Spelling variations of this family include Burrell-Burrel-Birrell-Burrill-Burril-Berrill...etc.Burrell name first found in Berwickshire where they were seated from very ancient times.Some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066A.D.First settlers of the name were 17th Century.George Burrell who settled in Lynn Mass. In1630.John Burrell settled in Boston 1635.Robert settled in Virginia in1663 with his wife and3 children.
Coat Of Arms:Many Symbols were adopted into armoryand used since the time of ancient Egyptians.In the 11thcentury the most ancient recorded seal of arms were found in Wasserburg.the church of St.Emeran,Ratisbon(Regensburg)Germany.the symbols were Lion (rampant)countercharged.Dated1010.During reign of Stephen (1135-54)Richard (1157-1199)used at least two seals.(two Versions)In-18he bore two Lyons for The DutchessPf Normandy.In his second great seal (1198-he added a3rd Lyon)for the Duchy or "an JOU'Seals were used for identification.A Coat of Arms were prestigiously worn!they were designed for Kings and kings and nobles that had long ago passed away.Egbet 802-839)is credited with making azure (a Cross)
.Established so well regulations and laws and specialized language were put in place.Specialist are called Heralds'.Gradual abolishment of armies meant less use of coat of arms.16thcentury labor of love of this art was destin to foresee it as a decorative art.
England regulated this by King Richard.England founded in1484-King Richard was granted the sole privilege of granting arms in England.Some were actually using the same ones in battle.Famous case of Richard Scrope '1st Baron of Bolton ,Yorkshire'And Sit Robert Grosvenor from Cheshire both discovered they were using the same arms on the battlefield!They both laid claims to it.The college of Arms serves England-Wales-Northern Ireland.Burrell is an English Scottish andNorthern Irish.Occupatioal name.Someone who wildfires woolen cloth.From old French Burel.Can be used as adjective meaning reddish brown .Suspected of Usuage of nickname referring to dress or complexion.Admiral symbols were used as a reward for merit and secured by the humblest as well as the highest.Warrants of bravery ,heroism,or deeds of merit of our ancestors.Popularity grew and distinction was reason for this.Crest worn on top of the helmet provided identification and gave inches to height.Families used these as War Cry of the family.'the Bruce Motto'Fuimus(latinWeWere)Refers to the Fact that the families were once Kings of Scotland!