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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.

Burgett Early Origins



The surname Burgett was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Burgett Spelling Variations


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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.

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Burgett Early History


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Burgett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burgett research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Burgett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burgett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burgett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Quebe c. 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
  • 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burgett (post 1700)


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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)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Burgett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burgett 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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