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Burson is an 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.

Burson Early Origins



The surname Burson was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Burson Spelling Variations


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Burson Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Burson has appeared include Burser, Bursar, Bourcer, Bursor, Borser, Berser and others.

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Burson Early History


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Burson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burson research. Another 412 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1306, 1311, 1327, 1377, 1500, and 1563 are included under the topic Early Burson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burson Notables 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



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

  • Ana Burson, who arrived in Virginia in 1669
  • Edward Burson, who settled in Virginia sometime between 1673 and 1674

Burson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Burson, who came to Illinois in 1888
  • C. Burson, aged 24, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • Arthur Burson, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Barney Burson, who came to Scott Co. IA in 1896

Burson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Margaret Burson, aged 24, who landed in America from Cardiff, in 1906
  • Phyllis Burson, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, in 1906
  • George Henry Burson, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Charles Fred Burson, aged 14, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Marian Eliza Burson, aged 46, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Burson, who came to Ontario in 1867

Burson Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charlotte G. Burson, aged 23, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burson (post 1700)



  • Nancy Burson (b. 1948), American artist
  • Jimmy Burson (b. 1940), American NFL football player
  • Jay Burson, American basketball player
  • Greg Burson (1949-2008), American voice actor, best known for voicing Bugs Bunny in the 1995 short Carrotblanca and the 1996 short From Hare to Eternity
  • Ryan David Burson (b. 1978), New Zealand cricketer from Christchurch
  • Charles Burson (b. 1944), Chief of Staff to the Vice President Al Gore (1999-2001)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. 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).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

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