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Burrell Family Crest And Origin of Name!The Bruce Motto Fuimus(We Were)Latin.

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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!

Surnames: Burrell and different spellings
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on 2012-08-11 22:14:58

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by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-11 22:22:34

I love the Coat of Arms:The colors give such distinction to the names especially Burrell.I really enjoyed learning that these armor were used as a families War Cry!The Burrell name truly does go back a long way .I was surprised!

by janilye on 2012-08-11 23:18:23

The Burrell family,dates in a long clear line to Randulphus de Burrell, who in 1325, by his marriage with Sermonda, daughter of Sir Walter Woodland, became a landowner of some importance in Devon. His great-grandson. John Burrell, furnished a ship, forty archers, and twenty men-at-arms for the war in France in 1414. But the most note worthy member of the Burrell family was Peter Burrell, Surveyor-General of Crown Lands, who married the daughter of a merchant, Mr John Lewis, of Hackney, and of his six children Peter succeeded to the baronetcy of his great-uncle, Sir Merrick Burrell; Isabella married the first Earl of Beverley; Frances became Duchess of Northumberland; and Elisabeth married the eighth Duke of Hamilton; while his nephew became Baron Gwydyr (Peter Robert Burrell 1810-1909). Lord Gwydyr was the fourth Baron. In 1905 on the occasion of his 96th birthday he regailed the stories of how he was five years old when the battle of Waterloo was fought, and he had been present at four Coronations. On 19 July 1821 when he was ten he was taken in his grandfather's barge from Whitehall Stairs to the Speaker's Steps to see George the Fourth crowned. He told the story of how, at the Westminster Hall banquet which followed, he and Lady Elphinstone, who were watching the proceedings from the gallery, became painfully hungry; They managed to catch the eye of Lord Prudhoe, who afterwards became the fourth Duke of Northumberland; Lord Prudhoe dexterously tossed up to them two substantial portions of chicken. Then, the King's Hereditary Champion, Dymoke of Dymoke, valiantly entered on horseback, full armoured, through the great doors of the Hall, and threw down the gauntlet to all and sundry disposed to challenge that day's proceedings.

by TheSandlapper on 2012-08-13 16:33:25

This is a wonderful story .Such history.This makes all the research worth it.Thank you!I love this Hobby !

by TheSandlapper on 2012-09-16 22:17:06

This is one of my favorites !

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