Surname Burgess (anglicized) / Burgeois (gallicized), original name Burgo #sephardic #latinamerica #names


Vi Burgo
 

I’m tracing a surname in my family and need help with the origins. When anglicized it’s “Burgess” and other variations. When gallicized it’s “Burgeois” and other variations. I traced this name and found Burgo with variations. Burgess and Burgo have the same meaning: from the city. This is why I believe it's the original name or an older version of the name. Does anyone have these surnames or can tell me more information? 

According to this book, "DICIONÁRIO SEFARADI de SOBRENOMES Inclusive Cristãos-novos, Conversos, Marranos, Italianos, Berbères e sua Historia na Espanha, Portugal e Itália", Burgo comes from Smyrna. I tried finding information on Sephardis in Smyrna before the Spanish exiling and I’m not finding much information. Please share with me what you know, thanks! 

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Vi Burgo
Seeking geographical origins of Burgess (anglicized) / Burgeois (gallicized), original name "Burgo"


Vi Burgo
 

Adding an update here, in case anyone else can help further the research. 

Hi _____, 

Yes, I checked the book again and it says that some Burgos (Sefardies) went to Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) after the expulsion. Falcon del Burgo, interesting! The Falcon surname is in this book too and it mentions Falcons going to Toledo, Roma, Livorno, Bordeaux and Amsterdam. The surname Falco is here too and mentions Sefardies going to Torina, Gerona and Milano. I'll attach both pages to this email/post. Book source: "DICIONÁRIO SEFARADI de SOBRENOMES Inclusive Cristãos-novos, Conversos, Marranos, Italianos, Berbères e sua Historia na Espanha, Portugal e Itália"

 

I am in the process of figuring out the migration pattern of my family with this surname. It could be possible that after the expulsion they spent a little time in France and/or England then went to the Americas or... after the expulsion went directly to the Americas. 

 

Here's the variation of the surname that I've encountered thus far: 

Gallicized: Borge, Borges, Borja, Borjas, Borjes, Burgos, Burguera, Burgues, Bourgeois, burgeois, burges, borgûes, bourges, borjois, Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourgeoys, Bourgeot, Le Bourgeois, de Bourgeois, Bourjois, Bourgès, Bourgeix 

Anglicized: Burgess, Burgeis, Burghersh, Burges, Burgesse, Burgar, Bergiss, Bergess, Bargess, Bargeis, Bergeus, Burgeus, Burgeuss and many more. Borges, BorgeisVariations in the spelling of the surname include Burges, Burgiss, Burgis, Burgise and Borges. 


Best, 

Vi 

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Vi Burgo Seeking geographical origins of Burgess (anglicized) / Burgeois (gallicized), original name "Burgo"