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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 a maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word "bolle", which means "bowl".

Early Origins of the Burgett family

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

The family is said to have had members who were respected in their community and among them was Jean-François-Pascal-Henri who was named Knight of Malta as a reward for his courageous conduct during the Crusades and also became Lieutenant in the regiment of Aunis. Other members were known to have participated actively in the events of their times and were granted titles as was Armand-Ferdinand-Bernard-Michel du Bourg, Knight of Malta, Deputy of Haute-Garonne and Knight of the Legion of Honour in the 18th century.

The Bourg family was considered as an honorable and esteemed family and to this day several French provinces are proud to have been the ancestral home for such a family.

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)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Emmanuel du Bourg, Knight, Marquis of Bozas in Vivarais. Clementine de Bourges was an eminent composer of the 16th century. Her husband was killed fighting against the Huguenots in 1560, and she died of grief Sept. 30 in the following year. Her compositions deserve to be ranked with those of the great composers of her time. [1] Louis Bourguet (1678-1742) was a...
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Burgett Ranking

In the United States, the name Burgett is the 5,716th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]

United States Burgett migration to the United States +

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 [3]
  • Charles R. Burgett, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Lina Burgett, aged 31, who immigrated 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 immigrated 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

Canada Burgett migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burgett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Burgett, aged 48, who immigrated 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)

  1. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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) on Facebook