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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


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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 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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Burkett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 00:35.

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