Origins Available: English
The name Burgett has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc
name is derived from maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word bolle, of the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Burgett family
The surname Burgett was first found in Languedoc
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Burgett family
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Burgett Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Burgett, including Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.
Early Notables of the Burgett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burgett family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Burgett were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Burgett were
Burgett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Burgett, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Charles R. Burgett, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1894
- Lina Burgett, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Burgett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Miss T. G. Burgett, who settled in America, in 1904
- P. A. Burgett, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Barbados, in 1904
- Sadie A. Burgett, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1909
- Henry P. Burgett, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1923
Burgett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Arthur Burgett, aged 48, who emigrated to Regina, Canada, in 1918
Contemporary Notables of the name Burgett (post 1700)
- Donald R. Burgett (b. 1925), American writer and World War II paratrooper, member of "The Screaming Eagles" who landed in Normandy on the morning of D-Day
- Arthur Edward Burgett, Canadian Anglican bishop, Bishop of Edmonton, Alberta (1932-1941)