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Burnette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Scottish


The name Burnette was first used by the descendants of the Boernician people of the Scottish-English border region. It is a name for a person with brown or dark brown. Burnete was a high grade woolen cloth usually of dark-brown color.

Early Origins of the Burnette family


The surname Burnette was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity. The family seat was at Faringdon, where they held a manor and estates. One of the earliest records found was of Robert Burnett in 1128 but this reference may also refer to a Roger de Burnard who witnessed a charter in the same year at Kelso. In fact, one reference claims that the spelling of Bernard was used until 1409 when Robert Burnett made the change. Later, an Alexander Burnard or Burnett went north with King Robert I and acquired lands in the forest of Drum. He was also granted the barony of Tulliboyll in Kincardine. The Clan were hereditary foresters to the King of Scotland. Roger Burnard, Alexander's successor, had four sons, Goufrid, Ralph, Walter, and Richard. The Burnetts of Barns who gave name to Burnetland in the parish of Broughton, claim descent from Robertus de Burneville, during the reign of David I.

Early History of the Burnette family


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Burnette Spelling Variations


In the many years before the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries, names and other words were spelled according to sound, often differently with each person who wrote them. Spelling variations of Burnette include Brunette, Burnnet, Burnette, Burnatt, Brunete, Bernett, Burnete, Burnet, Bunett, Bunnet, Bunnett, Bunet, Burnett and many more.

Early Notables of the Burnette family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Alexander Burnet (1615-1684), a Scottish clergyman, Bishop of Aberdeen (1663-1664), Archbishop of Glasgow (1664-1669) and (1674-1679), Chancellor of the University of Glasgow (1664-1669), (1674-1679) and Chancellor of the University of St Andrews (1679-1684); Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), a Scottish theologian and historian...
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Migration of the Burnette family to Ireland


Some of the Burnette family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burnette family to the New World and Oceana


In many cases, the ancestors of many of these Boernician-Scottish people are just now learning of their Scottish heritage. Since the trip was so arduous, and many were fleeing from poverty itself, settlers brought little with them and often had nothing of their personal history to hand down to their children. Clan societies and highland games have helped to correct this problem in the 20th century. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Burnettes to arrive on North American shores: Jo and Nicholas Burnett who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Burnett who arrived in Barbados in 1685; the Burnetts who settled in Maryland; Captain Burnet and his wife who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.

Contemporary Notables of the name Burnette (post 1700)


  • Wallace Harper Burnette (1929-2003), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Athletics from 1956-1958
  • Dorsey Burnette (1932-1979), American rockabilly singer, father of Billy Burnette
  • Dorsey William "Billy" Burnette III (b. 1953), American guitarist, singer and songwriter, member of the band Fleetwood Mac from 1987 to 1995
  • Justin Burnette (b. 1980), American five-time Young Artist Award nominated child actor
  • Olivia Burnette (b. 1977), American actress
  • Reginald Burnette (b. 1968), American former linebacker in the National Football League
  • John Joseph "Johnny" Burnette (1934-1964), American rockabilly musician
  • Rocky Burnette (b. 1953), American rock and roll singer and musician, son of Johnny Burnette
  • James McCollum Burnette, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, 1946-47 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harvey L. Burnette, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Cheraw, South Carolina, 1941-57 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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The Burnette Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.


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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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