Mary Burcham

about 1585–
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Burcham was born about 1585, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Burcham, was 24 and her mother, Ann Root, was 5.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Burcham
1561–1641
Ann Root
1580–1656
Richard Burcham
1582–
Mary Burcham
1585–
Henry Burcham
1600–1667
Thomas Burcham
1602–
Michael Burcham
1603–1661

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Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Bircham, a habitational name from a group of villages in Norfolk (Great Bircham, Bircham Newton, and Bircham Tofts), named with Old English brēc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + hām ‘homestead’. There is also a Bircham in Devon, named with Old English birce ‘birch’ + hām or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’, which could have given rise to the surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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