The name ‘Burrows’ originates from England. It is topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus (from the Old English word ‘boerg’, a cognate of the Old High German word ‘gerg’ meaning hill, mountain). However, the name has become inextricably confused with deraivatives of the Old English word ‘burh’ meaning fort. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Burrows’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the eighteenth century were a ‘Hercules Burrows’, and ‘Sarah Whitehead’, were recorded as marrying in 1752. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘ Burrows’, aged twenty six, a shoemaker by trade, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of Bristol aboard an unnamed ship on the seventh of March 1774, arriving in ‘Philadelphia’ on the fourteenth of March of the same, where… Coat of arms: Azure three fleurs-d…
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