Burdine History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Burdine name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Burdine was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Burdine family
The surname Burdine was first found in Brittany (French: Bretagne), where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
The family first established itself as an important participant in the cultural and political events of the region in 1175. Eon Bourdin, an archer, was first registered in 1420 for his involvement in the liberation of an imprisoned duke. The family continued to prosper and eventually branched out into Normandy. The family line of Bourdon de La Croix was registered in the region both in 1423 and in 1535. Several members of the Bourdon family were subjects of the King's court at Alençon in the 17th century. Claude Bourdon, a squire and the Lord of Gruchy, was also a political adviser in Caen in 1700.
Jacques Bourdon, born in 1650, son of Jean and Magloire of St.Godard in Rouen, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Marie Menard, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, at Boucherville on 8th February 1672. 
Early History of the Burdine family
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Burdine Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Burdine, some of which include Bourdon, Bourdin, Bourdine, Bourdonneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Burdine family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Jacques Bourdin, the Lord of Chars and of Villeines in the Touraine region, who became the secretary to Charles IX; Jacques Bourdon, bailiff of the duchy of Elbeuf; Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671), French painter and drawer in the city of Montpellier; François Louis Bourdon, also known as Bourdon de l'Oise, a French revolutionary...
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Burdine migration to the United States +
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Burdine were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Burdine were
Burdine Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pauline Burdine, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France 
- Freeman Burdine, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Imperator" from Cherbourg, France 
- Andrew L. Burdine, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Vauban" from Liverpool, England 
- Emily May Burdine, aged 38, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Cristobal" from Cristobal 
Contemporary Notables of the name Burdine (post 1700) +
- Keao Burdine (b. 1983), American female volleyball and beach volleyball player, member of the United States National Team in 2011
- William M. Burdine, American co-founder of Burdines, an American department store chain in the state of Florida in 1896
- Greg Burdine (b. 1959), American politician, Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives (2010-2014)
- William Burdine (1852-1938), American music composer and newspaper publisher
- Roddy B. Burdine (1888-1936), American head of the Burdines department store chain from 1911 to 1936
- Brigitte Elaine Burdine (1962-2010), American voice-casting director
- W. E. Burdine, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948 
- William Burdine Blake Sr. (1852-1938), American music composer and newspaper publisher
Related Stories +
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNTX-Q4X : 6 December 2014), Pauline Burdine, 04 Sep 1913; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQ5-8MF : 6 December 2014), Freeman Burdine, 15 Jul 1914; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Imperator, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J675-GQM : 6 December 2014), Andrew L. Burdine, 08 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, ship name Vauban, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DJ-QY4 : 6 December 2014), Emily May Burdine, 23 Jul 1920; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cristobal, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html