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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Burdett family lived in Leicestershire. This surname, however, is a reference to the family's former district of residence, "Bordet," Normandy, where they held a family seat as Lords of Cuilly. One of the earliest record of the name was of William Burdett, who held lands in Potton, Bedfordshire in 1214. Nicolas Burdett held by service of half a knight's fee in 1284.

Burdett Early Origins



The surname Burdett was first found in Leicestershire where the family can be traced to "Hugo de Burdet, who came into England with WIlliam I, and was lord of the manor of Loseby in 1066." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Arrow in Warwickshire was for a long time the family seat of the Burdetts but was passed to the the Conways in the reign of Henry VI which resulted in many lawsuits which remained unsettled until the end of the reign of Henry VIII.

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Burdett Spelling Variations


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Burdett Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Burdett, Bordet, Bourdet, Burdet, Burdit, Burditt and others.

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Burdett Early History


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Burdett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burdett research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1602, 1671, 1636, 1640, 1716, 1640, 1716, 1679, 1704, 1642, 1719, 1675, 1747, 1967, 1671, 1630, 1658, 1701, 1668, 1727, 1704 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Burdett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burdett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burdett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Burdett ( c. 1602-1671), English settler to America in 1636, the second colonial governor of the Upper Plantation of New Hampshire; Sir Francis Burdett, 2nd Baronet, from the Warwickshire branch of the family; his son Sir Robert Burdett, 3rd Baronet DL (1640-1716), a...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burdett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burdett In Ireland


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Burdett In Ireland



Some of the Burdett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Burdett or a variant listed above:

Burdett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Burdett settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1620
  • Chastene Burdett, who landed in Virginia in 1648
  • Christ Burdett who settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Thomas Burdett, who landed in Maryland in 1649-1650
  • Roger Burdett, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burdett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Burdett, who arrived in Virginia in 1730

Burdett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Burdett, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Henry Burdett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868

Burdett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Burdett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Avery Burdett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • John Burdett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Sarah Burdett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Mathew Burdett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burdett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burdett (post 1700)



  • William T. Burdett, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 6th District, 1875-77
  • William Carter Burdett Jr. (1918-1995), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi, 1970-74
  • William Carter Burdett (1884-1944), American politician, U.S. Consul in Ensenada, 1919-22; Seville, 1922-25; Brussels, 1925-30; U.S. Consul General in Callao-Lima, 1930-35; Buenos Aires, 1935-38; Rio de Janeiro, 1939-40
  • Samuel Swinfin Burdett (1836-1914), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1868; U.S. Representative from Missouri 5th District, 1869-73
  • P. T. Burdett, American Democrat politician, Chair of Mason County Democratic Party, 1917
  • Lloyd R. Burdett, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Hornell, New York, 1956
  • John Sinsell Burdett (b. 1818), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861; Member of West Virginia State Senate 3rd District, 1866-67; West Virginia State Treasurer, 1871-76
  • Joe F. Burdett (1909-1965), American Democrat politician, Farmer
  • Jack C. Burdett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mason County, 1934
  • Harold W. Burdett, American politician, Mayor of Leominster, Massachusetts, 1937
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burdett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Burdett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burdett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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