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Burnett Early Origins



The surname Burnett 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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Burnett Spelling Variations


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Burnett Spelling Variations



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

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Burnett Early History


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Burnett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnett 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 Burnett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burnett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Burnett In Ireland


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Burnett In Ireland



Some of the Burnett 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:

Burnett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo and Nicholas Burnett who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Burnett, aged 24, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Nich Burnett, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Hen Burnett, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Roger Burnett, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burnett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Burnett, who arrived in Virginia in 1700
  • Isabel Burnett, who arrived in New Jersey in 1702
  • Peter Burnett, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Richard Burnett, who landed in Virginia in 1750

Burnett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Burnett, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Henry Burnett, aged 31, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Samuel Burnett, aged 15, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Reuben Burnett, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Patrick Burnett, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burnett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Burnett, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. William Burnett 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

Burnett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Burnett, aged 26, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Eliza Burnett, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Elizabeth Burnett, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland

Burnett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Burnett, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Robert Burnett, a joiner, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Burnett, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Charles Burnett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • John Burnett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burnett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Burnett, aged 28, a ploughman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Mary Burnett, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • George Burnett, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
  • Samuel Burnett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • G W Burnett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnett (post 1700)



  • Bobby Clell Burnett (1943-2016), American college and professional football player, AFL All-Star (1966)
  • Lester Alvin Burnett (1911-1967), nicknamed "Smiley Burnette", an American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films, a frequent sidekick to Gene Autry
  • Dale R. Burnett (1909-1997), American NFL football running back for the New York Giants
  • William Riley "W.R." Burnett (1899-1982), American Academy Award nominated novelist and screenwriter
  • Sean Richard Burnett (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Mark Burnett (b. 1960), English-born, American multi-award winning television producer, inducted into the Producers Guild of America (2011), Time Magazine's: 'Time 100: 100 Most Influential People in the World Today' (2004)
  • Joseph Henry Burnett (b. 1948), known as T-Bone Burnett, an American musician, songwriter, and soundtrack and record producer
  • Allan James "A. J." Burnett (b. 1977), American professional Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Brevet Brigadier General Henry Lawrence Burnett (1838-1916), American prosecutor in the trial that followed the Abraham Lincoln assassination
  • Leo Burnett (1891-1971), American advertising executive, famous for creating the icons the Jolly Green Giant, the Marlboro Man and the Pillsbury Doughboy
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burnett Historic Events


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Burnett Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Rodney Orlando  Burnett (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Joseph Burnett (1899-1941), Australian Captain from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Burnett


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Suggested Readings for the name Burnett



  • Burnett-Baker-Baeman and Related Families by Blanche Miller Burnett.
  • Blue Ridge Heritage by Dorothy Burnett Peterson.

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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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Citations



  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) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. 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.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Burnett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burnett 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 18 October 2016 at 18:49.

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