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Burdette is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Burdette 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.

Burdette Early Origins



The surname Burdette 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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Burdette Spelling Variations


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Burdette Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Burdette family name include Burdett, Bordet, Bourdet, Burdet, Burdit, Burditt and others.

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Burdette Early History


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Burdette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burdette 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 Burdette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burdette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burdette 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 Burdette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burdette In Ireland


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Burdette In Ireland



Some of the Burdette 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Burdette family to immigrate North America:

Burdette Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Burdette settled in Virginia in 1639

Burdette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ruda Burdette, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1895

Burdette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jonah Burdette, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Amy Everest Burdette, aged 26, who landed in America from Stroud, in 1905
  • Fred L. Burdette, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Clara Burdette, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Richard S. Burdette, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burdette Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anne Burdette, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burdette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burdette (post 1700)



  • W. W. Burdette, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916
  • Willis B. Burdette, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Rockville, Maryland, 1910-14, 1925-30 (acting, 1925-26); Mayor of Rockville, Maryland, 1916-18
  • Vivian Burdette, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2000
  • O. K. Burdette, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mason County, 1928; Postmaster at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1935-65 (acting, 1935)
  • Keith Burdette (b. 1955), American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 8th District, 1979-82; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1989
  • John P. Burdette, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1914
  • J. Wallace Burdette, American Democrat politician, Chair of Mason County Democratic Party, 1946-49
  • Hattie Burdette, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1928
  • Frank C. Burdette, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 6th District, 1934
  • Edward M. Burdette, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1940
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burdette Historic Events


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Burdette Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. James D Burdette (b. 1961), American Specialist 4th Class from Lancaster, California, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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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. 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).
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  11. ...

The Burdette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burdette 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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