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The surname Burne was "O Broin," in its Gaelic form, which means descendant of Bran. The family is descended from Bran, the king of Leinster who died in 1052, who, along with King Conn of the Hundred Battles descended from Cathair Mor, an earlier king of Leinster, who was also monarch of all Ireland around 200 AD.

Burne Early Origins



The surname Burne was first found in Leinster, where they were descended from Bran, the King of Leinster who died in 1052. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
He was descended from Cathair Mor King of Leinster, who was also Monarch of all Ireland about 200 A.D. From this stem King Conn of the Hundred Battles was also descended. During the Strongbow invasion in 1172, the family, along with the O'Tooles, were driven from their original lands in county Kildare, settling the wilder territory between Rathdrum and Shillelagh, in south Wicklow. The sept increased in importance, and like their similarly displaced neighbors, were especially noted for their lengthy and tenacious resistance to the English invaders. Their successes in this struggle were numerous. Their military exploits of this time are celebrated in a compilation by some thirty-five authors of Gaelic poetry called the Leabhar Branch (Book of the O'Byrnes).[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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Burne Spelling Variations


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Burne Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Burne were encountered in the archives: Byrne, Byrnes, O'Byrne, O'Byrnes and others.

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Burne Early History


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Burne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burne research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1574, 1598, 1544, 1597, 1591, 1744, 1830, 1775 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Burne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Nicol Burne ( fl. 1574-1598), a Scottish Roman Catholic controversialist; Fiacha MacHugh O'Byrne (1544-1597), best remembered for helping in the escape of Hugh Roe O'Donnell from prison in Dublin Castle in...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burne 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Burne family came to North America quite early:

Burne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Randall Burne, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • John Burne, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • William Burne, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Burne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Burne, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • James Burne, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Ellinor Burne, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Bran Burne, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Brian Burne, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Percy Burne, who landed in New York in 1836

Burne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Burne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Burne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Burne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Burne, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • Charlotte Burne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Mary Burne, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Margaret Burne, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • Margaret Burne, aged 44, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Burne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Burne landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burne (post 1700)



  • Nancy Burne (1907-1954), English stage and film actress
  • Loh Gwo Burne (b. 1974), Malaysian politician
  • Christopher F. Burne, United States Air Force Lieutenant General and current Judge Advocates General of the Air Force
  • Charlotte Sophia Burne (1850-1923), English author and editor, the first woman to become president of the Folklore Society
  • Alfred Higgins Burne (1886-1959), British soldier and military historian who invented the concept of Inherent Military Probability

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Certavi et vici
Motto Translation: I have fought and conquered.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. 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 Co., 1992. Print.
  4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Burne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burne 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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