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Burnside is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Burnside family lived in one of the many places by the same name. The name means dweller at the brookside from the Old English work burne which means brook and the word side.

Burnside Early Origins



The surname Burnside was first found in Fife, 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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Burnside Spelling Variations


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Burnside Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Burnside has been spelled Burnside, Burniside, Burnshed, Burnsyde and others.

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Burnside Early History


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Burnside Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burnside research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1650 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Burnside History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burnside Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burnside Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Burnside In Ireland


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Burnside In Ireland



Some of the Burnside family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 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 expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Burnside:

Burnside Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Burnside who settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Harry Burnside, his wife, and seven children, who arrived in New York in 1745
  • Joseph Burnside, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1757
  • Margaret Bovey Burnside, who settled in Charles Town in 1757
  • Thomas Burnside, who settled in Charles Town in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burnside Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Thomas Burnside U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 252 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
  • Mrs. Agnes Burnside U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 310 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

Burnside Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sally Burnside, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • Robert Burnside, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834

Burnside Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Burnside, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 29th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Trafalgar 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/trafalgar1854.shtml.

Burnside Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Burnside, aged 35, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Mary Burnside, aged 30, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • William Burnside, aged 11, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Alexander Burnside, aged 8, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Mary Burnside, aged 4, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnside (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burnside (post 1700)



  • Peter "Pete" Willits Burnside (b. 1930), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881), American soldier, railroad executive, and politician, the 30th Governor of Rhode Island
  • Maurice Gwinn Burnside (1902-1991), American politician, U.S. Representative from West Virginia
  • Guy H. Burnside, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1954 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Burnside, American Republican politician, Mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1900-06, 1909-24, 1929-34; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. C. Burnside, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • D. A. Burnside, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1856 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles H. Burnside, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1928 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Aurelle Burnside (1889-1973), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881), American Republican politician, Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1875-81 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Burnside Historic Events


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Burnside Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Iris Margaret Burnside, Irish 1st Class Passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada visiting, Ireland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Josephine Burnside, (née Eaton), Irish 1st Class Passenger residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada visiting, Ireland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Suggested Readings for the name Burnside


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Suggested Readings for the name Burnside



  • Wilson, Burnside, Warnock Families in the United States of America 1660-1969 by Beverly E. Wilson.

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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: Gradatim plena
Motto Translation: Full by degrees.


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See Also


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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. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 29th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Trafalgar 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/trafalgar1854.shtml.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  11. ...

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