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Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons were the first to use the name Burnes. It is derived from the personal name Burnhouse, derived from the words burn, meaning "stream," and house, meaning a house.

Burnes Early Origins



The surname Burnes was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Burnes Spelling Variations


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Burnes Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Burnes has been spelled Burness, Burnes, Burnace, Burnice, Burnhouse, Burnshead, Burnish, Burnist, Bernis and many more.

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Burnes Early History


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Burnes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnes research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1495, and 1560 are included under the topic Early Burnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burnes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burnes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnes In Ireland


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Burnes In Ireland



Some of the Burnes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 227 words (16 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Burnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Burnes, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Murphy Burnes, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Charles Burnes, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1816
  • Charles Burnes settled in Virginia in 1816
  • P Burnes, aged 24, landed in America in 1821
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burnes Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Kitty and Patrick Burnes settled in Canada in 1839

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnes (post 1700)




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Motto


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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: Perseverantia vincit
Motto Translation: Perseverance conquers


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. 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).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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    The Burnes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burnes 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 26 November 2016 at 16:20.

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