Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a maker of purses or for a treasurer or bursar, who had the task of bearing the purse of an important official and taking care of his or her expenses. The surname Burson is derived from the Old French word borsier, which has both of these meanings.
Early Origins of the Burson family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Burson family
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Burson Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Burson has appeared include Burser, Bursar, Bourcer, Bursor, Borser, Berser and others.
Early Notables of the Burson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burson family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Burson arrived in North America very early:
Burson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Burson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Burson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Burson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Burson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Burson (post 1700)
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