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The name Burkett first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.

Burkett Early Origins



The surname Burkett was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Burkett Spelling Variations


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Burkett Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Burkett has appeared include Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

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Burkett Early History


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Burkett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkett research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Burkett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burkett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burkett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burkett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burkett In Ireland


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Burkett In Ireland



Some of the Burkett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Burkett arrived in North America very early:

Burkett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Burkett settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Henry Burkett settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Burkett, aged 34, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Burkett, aged 21, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Ellins Burkett, who landed in Virginia in 1636

Burkett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Burkett, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Tho Burkett, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Philip Burkett, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Burkett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Burkett, aged 24, landed in America in 1822

Burkett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Walter Burkett, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Ulua" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J672-G3F : 6 December 2014), William Walter Burkett, 25 May 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Ulua, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Albert Burkett, aged 2, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Panama" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-M3L : 6 December 2014), Albert Burkett, 25 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Burkett, aged 4, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Panama" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-M3G : 6 December 2014), John Burkett, 25 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Burkett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Burkett, aged 22, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich"

Burkett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Burkett, aged 38, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Mary Burkett, aged 35, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Javis Burkett, aged 11, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Edward Burkett, aged 6, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • George Burkett, aged 2, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burkett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burkett (post 1700)



  • Jesse Cail Burkett (1868-1953), American Major League Baseball player, elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946
  • Elmer Jacob Burkett (1867-1935), American Representative and a Senator from Nebraska
  • Newton Jones Burkett (b. 1962), American award-winning correspondent for WABC-TV
  • Chris Burkett (b. 1962), former professional American football player

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Suggested Readings for the name Burkett


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Suggested Readings for the name Burkett



  • The History of the Burkett-Gilliam Generations by Maxine Burkett Seltzer.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J672-G3F : 6 December 2014), William Walter Burkett, 25 May 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Ulua, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-M3L : 6 December 2014), Albert Burkett, 25 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-M3G : 6 December 2014), John Burkett, 25 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. 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.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Burkett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burkett 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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