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  • Abigail Burwell (1656 - 1692)
    Hon. Lewis Burwell (1652 - ~1710) was the son of Maj. Lewis Burwell and Lucy Higginson, born circa 1652. He was married twice, first to Abigail Smith (11 Mar 1656/57 - 12 Nov 1692, cousin of Nathaniel ...
  • Alice Lane (1612 - d.)
    Alice Burwell was born 1612 in England, and died date unknown in Virginia,USA. She married Richard Lane on 11 Jan 1661. They had two children whose names are obscured in his will (see his profile). c...
  • Alice Grymes Williams (1763 - 1820)
    William Clayton Williams, of Richmond, Virginia, attorney-at-law; married Alice Grymes Burwell, and had issue: Lewis Burwell Williams (1802-1880), C. S. A., Commonwealth's Attorney for Orange Cou...
  • Alice Brewer (1700 - 1744)
    Parents: unknown Spouse: George G. Brewer, Sr. Children: Burwell Brewer (b. 1730)
  • Ann Burwell (1687 - 1691)

About the Burwell surname

The surname Burwell is of Anglo-Saxon origin and refers to a fort (burh-) located close to a spring (-well). The first record of the name in the area dates from 1060 and the village of Burwell is recorded in the Domesday Book under the spellings Burewelle, Burwella and Burwelle. A spring is situated in the south of the village of Burwell close to the remains of 12th century Burwell Castle. Burwell is a fen-edge village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England, about 10 miles (16 km) north east of Cambridge. Burwell, therefore, meant one who came from Burwell. The Old English form was Burgwell, byrig-wiellw, literally meaning the dweller at the spring or stream by the fort.

Variations: Burewell, Burgwell

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