Bircumshaw Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Bircumshaw Family History

If you are conducting some Bircumshaw family history research then you can view the Bircumshaw coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Bircumshaw surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


Variants of the name Bircumshaw include Birkenshaw, Burtenshaw, Bertenshaw and Birchenshaw. This is a locality name meaning 'of Birkenshaw', from a chapelry found in the parish of Birstall, County Yorkshire. This name is usually of English descent. In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Bircumshaw Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Pegasus Emblem of Poetic Genius or Inspiration
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