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The history of the Burmester family begins almost a millennium ago, in the northern German region of Schleswig-Holstein, where the family name first emerged. The name Burmester is derived from the German words "bur" or "bauer," meaning "farmer," and "meister," meaning "master;" thus, the name literally means "master farmer." Alternatively, the Low German term "Burmester" refers to the town elder who held the position just below that of the mayor. From this source, the original bearer of the name Burmester was likely the master of an estate or a prominent figure in his village.

Burmester Early Origins



The surname Burmester was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the surname was first recorded. The earliest known bearer was Godeke Burmeister, who lived in the city of Rostock in 1265.

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Burmester Spelling Variations


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Burmester Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Burmeister, Burmester, Burenmeister, Burmaster, Burenmester, Burenmeister, Boermeester, Buhrmeister and many more.

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Burmester Early History


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Burmester Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burmester research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1400, 1608, 1675, 1681, and 1714 are included under the topic Early Burmester History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burmester Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burmester Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burmester Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burmester Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Burmester, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Friedrich Burmester, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • Heinrich Burmester, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Wilhelm Burmester, who arrived in America in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burmester (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burmester (post 1700)



  • Leo Burmester (1944-2007), American actor
  • Willy Burmester (1869-1933), German violinist
  • Hans-Jürgen Burmester (1916-1998), German Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Ludwig Ernst Hans Burmester (1840-1927), German kinematician and geometer, eponym of Burmester's theory
  • Admiral Sir Rudolf Miles Burmester KBE CB CMG (1875-1956), Royal Navy officer, Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station
  • Oswald Hugh Ewart Burmester (1897-1977), British specialist in Arabic Coptology
  • Mark Greville Burmester (b. 1968), former Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Moss James Burmester (b. 1981), New Zealand World Champion Olympic swimmer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Burmester Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burmester 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 4 November 2013 at 12:19.

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