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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, arrived in New York in 1745
  • Joseph Burnside settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1757
  • Margaret Bovey Burnside settled in Charles Town in 1757
  • Thomas Burnside 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 arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • Robert Burnside 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, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

Burnside Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Burnside, aged 35, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Mary Burnside, aged 30, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • William Burnside, aged 11, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Alexander Burnside, aged 8, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Mary Burnside, aged 4, 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
  • Guy H. Burnside, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1954
  • 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
  • G. C. Burnside, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908
  • D. A. Burnside, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1856
  • Charles H. Burnside, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1928
  • Aurelle Burnside (1889-1973), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1936
  • Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881), American Republican politician, Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-69; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1875-81
  • A. Roy Burnside, American politician, Mayor of Zephyrhills, Florida, 2000-02
  • J. C. Burnside, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1948, 1952
  • ... (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
  • 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

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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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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

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  9. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  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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