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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Burgin Coat of Arms and Family Crest

Listed in many spellings including Burgoin, Burgoyne, Burgan, Burgen, Burgin, Burgwin, Burgwyn, Burgyn, and others, it is of French origins and locational.  It acquires from the place name Burgandy and shows a person from that region.  First introduced into England in 1066 by supporters of Duke William of Normandy, later to be known to history as "William, the Champion". More common variations are: Burgine, Bourgin, Burygin, Buergin, Buragin, Burgina, Burigin, Burgien, Burgion, Bourgein.

The surname Burgin first appeared in Devon, where they held a family seat after the Norman Invasion of England in the 11th century. The name originated in the region of Burgundy in France. Some of the people with the name Burgin who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Phil Burgin, who arrived in Maryland in 1677.

People with the surname Burgin who landed in the United States in the 18th century included Barbara Burgin, who arrived in Carolina in 1738.  Barbara Rudi Burgin, who settled in Carolina in 1738.  Hans Burgin, who landed in America in 1738.  Hans Rudi Burgin, who arrived in America in 1738.  Heini Burgin, who landed in America in 1738. Some of the people with the surname Burgin who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Heinrich Burgin, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852.  Henry Burgin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852.  Patrick Burgin, who landed in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1854.  Some of the individuals with the surname Burgin who landed in Australia in the 19th century included Ann Burgin, who arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Notes: None. Blazon: Per fesse indented or and gules three escallops counterchanged. Crest—A sword and key in saltire.

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References

  • 1 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 2 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P52
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  • 14 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P302