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Burn was first used as a surname in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Briton. The first Burn family lived in the county of Cumberland. On the onset, it is best first to establish that the family name Burns is in fact a Clan rather than a Sept of the Campbell Clan. A Roll of the Clans and Chiefs in 1597 shows the Burns Clan as having territories in the eastern Border marches of Scotland in East Teviotdale. They were described as an unruly Clan. However, to relate the origins of this great Clan, we must go back to the year 1329, when their territories were located in the parish of Glenbervie. They had moved into these lands during the reign of King Edward I of England, from Burneshead, Cumberland, sometime around 1296. Little is known about their previous history, but it is thought that they derived from a race called the Boernicians, a race of early Scots that ruled the north East coast of England as far north as Edinburgh. By 1375, the Clan had extended its territories to include Burnhouse of Kair, Burnside of Monboddo, Bralinmuir and Bon Jordan in Inchbreck, and Bernys in the barony of Renfrew.

Burn Early Origins



The surname Burn was first found in Cumberland, where the original name was Burness. Even Robert Burns and his brother both agreed to shorten their name to Burns due to the difficulty in pronunciation by the Gaelic tongue. Later, the name was also spelled Bourne, Burn and even Bernes.

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Burn Spelling Variations


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Burn Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Burn has been spelled Burns, Burnes, Burness and others.

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Burn Early History


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Burn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burn research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1603, 1851, 1877, 1759, 1796, 1741 and are included under the topic Early Burn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Burn In Ireland


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Burn In Ireland



Some of the Burn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 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



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Burn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Burn, who arrived in South Carolina in 1716
  • Genet Burn, who landed in Virginia in 1723
  • Jacob Burn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Eliz Burn, aged 18, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michall Burn, aged 39, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Burn, who arrived in America in 1806
  • William Burn, aged 40, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • Patrick Burn, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1849
  • N Burn, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E W Burn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ephraim Burn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Burn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Burn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Hugh Burn U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 223 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Burn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Burn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1815
  • Mary Burn, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818

Burn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Philip Burn, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Edward Burn, a engineer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Christopher Burn a seaman, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Lady Mary Pelham" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  • Elizabeth Burn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • James Burn, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Burn arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Eagle" in 1854
  • C. Burn arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burn (post 1700)



  • Harry Thomas Burn Sr. (1895-1977), American politician, Member of the Tennessee General Assembly for McMinn County, Tennessee
  • Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burn (b. 1953), American director and producer
  • Robert Burn (d. 1815), Scottish architect, known for Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill and for falling out of favour with Robert Burns who had commissioned him build a monument for the poet Robert Fergusson who died in the poorhouse
  • Robert Scott Burn (1825-1901), Scottish engineer and author of The illustrated London drawing book in 1852
  • William Burn (1789-1870), Scottish architect, a pioneer of the Scottish Baronial style, perhaps best known for his work on St Johns Princes Street Edinburgh, son of Robert Burn (d. 1815)
  • John Southerden Burn (1798-1870), English solicitor and antiquary
  • Sir John Burn FRCP FRCPE FRCOG FRCPCH FMedSci (b. 1952), English Professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University
  • William John Burn (1851-1896), English Anglican colonial bishop, Bishop of Qu’Appelle (now Saskatchewan) (1893-1896)
  • John Southerden Burn (1884-1958), English physician and bronze medalist rower at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Rodney Joseph Burn (1899-1984), British artist who painted landscapes, portraits and figures and seascapes, elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1962
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burn Historic Events


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Burn Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Joseph Burn, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alexander R Burn, British Stoker 2ne Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY MARY PELHAM 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836LadyMaryPelham.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Burn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burn 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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