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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
  • 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



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. 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).
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2015 at 09:43.

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