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Burgheard


Author: SDB
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Discussion of the name

Burgheard is an OE masculine name which combines the elements ‘burg’ (‘fortress’, ‘city’) and ‘heard’ (‘hard’, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’). The name is closely related to OG Burghard, Burcard and Burkhard (von Feilitzen 1937: 211-2; cf. Forssner 1916: 53-4). It was rare in Anglo-Saxon England: the PASE corpus records six occurrences of the name, of which five occur in the ninth century, and one in the mid eleventh (Burgheard 6, treated here). 

Bibliography

Forssner 1916: Thorvald Forssner, Continental-Germanic Personal Names in England in Old and Middle English Times (Uppsala, 1916)

von Feilitzen 1937: Olof von Feilitzen, The Pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book, Nomina Germanica 3 (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksells, 1937)

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Bucardus, Buchardus, Burcardus, Burchard, Burchardus, Burchart, Burckardus, Burghard, Burkart

Forms in modern scholarship:

 von Feilitzen head forms: Burgheard

 Phillimore edition: Burghard, Burcard

 Alecto edition: Burgheard, Burcard

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Holder 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Holder 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Holder 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Buckinghamshire B4 Buckingham Burcardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - William, king Hugh, earl 0.00 0.11 0.11 - Map
Buckinghamshire B4 Buckingham Burcardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - William, king - 0.00 0.02 0.02 - Map
Buckinghamshire 13,2 Shenley Church End Burcardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Edward, king Hugh, earl Hugh fitzNorman 2.00 6.00 5.00 - Map
Buckinghamshire 13,3 Shenley Church End Burcardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Edward, king Hugh, earl Hugh fitzNorman 5.00 4.00 3.00 - Map
Essex 32,3 Witham Burcardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Robert Gernon Hugh 'the man of Robert Gernon' 4.00 4.00 4.00 - Map
Norfolk 6,6 Fundenhall Burkart Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl Roger Bigod 2.00 2.00 0.00 - Map
Norfolk 6,6 Fundenhall Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl - 0.20 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 1,76 Mendlesham Burchart Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - William, king - 7.35 25.00 27.00 - Map
Suffolk 1,78 Wickham Skeith Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - William, king - 0.15 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 1,85 Wickham Skeith Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - William, king - 0.51 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 4,12 Saxtead Burchard Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl - 0.50 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 4,24 Ilketshall Burchard Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl - 2.00 1.50 2.00 - Map
Suffolk 4,30 Sotterley Burchardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl - 1.50 2.70 2.67 - Map
Suffolk 4,31 Croscroft Burchard Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl Mundræd 1.50 1.30 1.32 - Map
Suffolk 4,35 Kessingland Burchardus Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl Hugh fitzNorman 2.00 1.50 2.00 - Map
Suffolk 4,38 Carlton Colville Burchard Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar - Hugh, earl - 2.00 1.50 2.00 - Map
Suffolk 14,146 Stoke Ash Bucardus Burgheard 'of Stoke Ash' Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds - 0.12 0.15 0.15 E Map
Total               30.83 49.78 49.27  

Lord 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Lord 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Lord 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Norfolk 6,6 Fundenhall 1 sokeman Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl - 0.01 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 1,77 Cotton 17 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 1.04 0.47 0.31 - Map
Suffolk 1,77 Cotton Alwine 'of Cotton' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 0.08 0.03 0.02 - Map
Suffolk 1,83 Wyverstone Burchardus 1 free man Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 0.07 0.07 0.07 - Map
Suffolk 1,84 Cotton 2 free women Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 0.04 0.05 0.05 - Map
Suffolk 1,84 Cotton 1 bordar Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 0.01 0.01 0.01 - Map
Suffolk 1,86 Stoke Ash Burchardus 4 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 0.07 0.12 0.12 - Map
Suffolk 1,95 Cotton Burchardus 3 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar William, king - 0.07 0.20 0.20 - Map
Suffolk 4,26 Ilketshall Burchardus 1 free woman Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl - 0.17 0.20 0.25 - Map
Suffolk 4,28 Ilketshall Burchardus 3 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl - 0.25 0.20 0.25 - Map
Suffolk 4,29 Ringsfield Burchardus 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl Warin fitzBurnin 0.10 0.20 0.18 - Map
Suffolk 4,33 Hetheburgafella Burchardus 3 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl - 0.18 0.20 0.20 - Map
Suffolk 4,35 Kessingland Burchardus 29 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl - 2.25 3.00 3.75 - Map
Suffolk 4,38 Carlton Colville Burchardus 30 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl - 2.00 4.00 3.00 - Map
Suffolk 4,39 Barnby Burchardus 5 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh, earl Hugh fitzNorman 0.37 0.30 0.30 - Map
Suffolk 6,215 Thornham Magna Burchardus 1 free man Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Robert Malet - 0.20 0.22 0.22 - Map
Suffolk 7,42 Willingham Burchardus Gunnulf 'of Willingham' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Roger Bigod - 0.25 0.50 1.00 - Map
Suffolk 7,42 Willingham Burchardus 5 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Roger Bigod - 0.67 0.50 1.00 - Map
Suffolk 7,43 Weston Burchardus 5 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Roger Bigod - 0.15 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 7,44 Weston Burchardus 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Roger Bigod Robert de Vaux 0.06 0.20 0.15 - Map
Suffolk 14,152 Wickam Skeith Burcardus Hereweard 'the Wake' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Ordgar the abbot's reeve 0.02 0.25 0.25 - Map
Suffolk 14,152 Wickham Skeith Burcardus Brunlocc 'of Wickham' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Ordgar the abbot's reeve 0.02 0.02 0.02 - Map
Suffolk 16,15 Stonham Burcardus Sperun 'of Stonham' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Odo, bishop of Bayeux - 0.07 0.10 0.14 - Map
Suffolk 16,26 Helmingham Burcardus Viking 'of Helmingham' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Odo, bishop of Bayeux - 0.25 0.30 0.67 - Map
Suffolk 31,21 Willingham Burcardus 15 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 1.65 3.00 1.63 - Map
Suffolk 31,22 Weston Burcardus 1 free man Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.13 0.20 0.25 - Map
Suffolk 31,23 Willingham Burckardus 1 free man Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.03 0.10 0.07 - Map
Suffolk 31,24 Hatheburgfelda Burcardus 6 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.50 0.50 0.58 - Map
Suffolk 31,26 Beketuna Burchardus 6 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.50 0.20 1.07 - Map
Suffolk 31,27 Kessingland Burckardus 3 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.10 0.10 0.28 - Map
Suffolk 31,27 Kessingland Burckardus 3 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.56 0.10 0.28 - Map
Suffolk 31,28 Rodenhala Burcardus the man of Burgheard Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.33 0.20 0.45 - Map
Suffolk 31,29 Wimundahala Burckardus 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.10 0.10 0.15 - Map
Suffolk 31,30 Gisleham 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.01 0.10 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 31,30 Gisleham 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.05 0.20 0.25 - Map
Suffolk 31,32 Carlton Colville Burchardus 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.25 0.20 0.15 - Map
Suffolk 31,33 Kirkley Burchardus 1 free man Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.10 0.10 0.15 - Map
Suffolk 31,35 Cotton Buchardus Seaxwine 'of Cotton' Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort - 0.17 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 31,36 Wyverstone Burchardus 2 free men Burgheard, son of Earl Ælfgar Hugh de Montfort Hervey de Bourges 0.15 0.20 0.20 - Map
Total               13.03 16.44 17.80  

Subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Norfolk 1,61 Norwich Burghard - - William, king Burgheard, burgess of Norwich 0.00 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 14,81 Barningham Bucardus 3 free men Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Burgheard 'of Bardwell' 1.00 0.80 0.75 B Map
Suffolk 14,95 Hunston Burcardus 6 free men Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Baldwin, abbot of Bury St Edmunds Burgheard 'of Bardwell' 1.50 1.80 1.75 B Map
Total               2.50 2.60 2.50  

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