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The name Burdon was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the Norman personal name Burdo, which is thought to be of Germanic origin.

Burdon Early Origins



The surname Burdon was first found in Essex where they were granted lands by King William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings. Baron Burden appears in the Role of Battel Abbey and the Domesday Book as holding lands held by the Count of Mortain and leased to Richard de Surdeval.

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Burdon Spelling Variations


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Burdon 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 Burdon family name include Burdon, Burden, Bourden, Bourdon, Birden, Berden, Burdin, Burdin, Burdun, Burdon, Burdune, Burghdone, Burdoun and many more.

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Burdon Early History


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Burdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burdon research. Another 358 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1128, 1166, 1180, 1217, 1273, 1296, 1333, 1467, 1497, 1574, 1758, 1764, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Burdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burdon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burdon In Ireland


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Burdon In Ireland



Some of the Burdon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 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 Burdon family to immigrate North America:

Burdon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Burdon, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Thomas Burdon, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Burdon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Burdon settled in Virginia in 1774

Burdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Burdon settled in New York State in 1821

Burdon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Julia Burdon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm
  • John Burdon, aged 43, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • Robert Burdon, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burdon (post 1700)



  • Hugh E. Burdon, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Ocean Falls, 1926
  • Eric Victor Burdon (b. 1941), English lead singer of "The Animals" and later of "War"

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Burdon Historic Events


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Burdon Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Master Robert P. Burdon, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15
  • Mrs. Ellen Burdon, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

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