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Burnet Early Origins



The surname Burnet was first found in Berwickshire where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity seated at Faringdon where they held a manor and estates in that shire. The earliest record was of Robert Burnett in 1128. Later, an Alexander Burnard or Burnett went north with King Robert I and acquired lands in the forest of Drum. He was also granted the barony of Tulliboyll in Kincardine. Roger Burnard, his successor, had four sons, Goufrid, Ralph, Walter, and Richard. Crathes Castle is the family seat; it dates from 1553, and contains some extraordinary 16th century painted ceilings.

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Burnet Spelling Variations


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Burnet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Burnett, Burnet, Burnatt, Burnat and others.

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Burnet Early History


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Burnet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnet research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1208, 1643, 1688, 1715, 1720, 1728, and 1729 are included under the topic Early Burnet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burnet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burnet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnet In Ireland


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Burnet In Ireland



Some of the Burnet family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burnet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Burnet who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Burnet, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Eliz Burnet, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Larence Burnet, who arrived in Virginia in 1697

Burnet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Burnet, who landed in New York in 1720
  • William Burnet, who landed in New Jersey in 1730
  • Andrew Burnet, who arrived in South Carolina in 1752
  • Captain Burnet and his wife who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768
  • Jannet Burnet, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burnet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Burnet, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Joseph Burnet who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1820

Burnet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Burnet U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1783 [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
  • Mr. Mathew Burnet U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1783 [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
  • Mr. Thomas Burnet, "Burnett" U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1783 [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
  • Mr. Thompson Burnet U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [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

Burnet Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Burnet, aged 15, a bricklayers labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnet (post 1700)



  • David Gouverneur Burnet (1788-1870), American politician, President of the Texas Republic (1836)
  • Thomas Burnet (1635-1715), English clergyman
  • Sir James William Alexander Burnet (1928-2012), British journalist and broadcaster
  • Sir John James Burnet RA, (1859-1938), English architect who created the British Museum, opening in 1914
  • Bishop Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), historian
  • Frank Macfarlane Burnet (1899-1985), Australian physician/virologist

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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: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.


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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Burnet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burnet 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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