Burst History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Burst family

The surname Burst was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Burst family

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Burst Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Borst, van Borst, van der Borst and others.

Early Notables of the Burst family (pre 1700)

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Burst migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Burst, who arrived in New York in 1710
Burst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pirrman Burst, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1859 and 1864
Burst Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frederick Burst, who settled in Wisconsin in 1904

Contemporary Notables of the name Burst (post 1700)

  • Marian Burst, Actor
  • Lawrence Burst Sperry (1892-1923), American aviation pioneer, third son of Elmer Ambrose Sperry who died during a failed attempt to cross the English Channel

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