The name Burletson is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in the village of Burleston in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Burletson family
The surname Burletson was first found in Dorset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Burletson family
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Burletson Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Burletson are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Burletson include: Burleson, Burleston, Burlison, Burlyson, Burlson and many more.
Early Notables of the Burletson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burletson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Burletson or a variant listed above:
Burletson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Burletson, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1895
Burletson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hugh B. Burletson, aged 69, who landed in America, in 1906
- Bryan Burletson, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Sunderland, England, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Burletson (post 1700)
- Mary Burletson (b. 1935), member of the English women's cricket team