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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Burston surname lived in Staffordshire, where they took their name from Burston. The place name literally meant "farmstead of a man called Burgwine or Burgwulf," from the Old English personal name + "tun." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Burston Early Origins



The surname Burston was first found in Staffordshire at Burston which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Burouestone. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
However, there are other villages and parishes named Burston throughout Britain including: Burston, Buckinghamshire, a small hamlet near Rowsham; Burston, Norfolk, a village near Diss; Burston and Shimpling, small villages in Norfolk; and Aston, with Burston and Stoke, a parish in Staffordshire. The frequency of the names is due to the aforementioned personal name. As far as the surname, some of the early records include: Godric filius Burstan, listed in Huntingdonshire in the 12th century and Nicholas de Burgeston who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1199. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Burston Spelling Variations


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Burston Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Burston are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Burston include: Burston, Burstan, Burgeston, Burstone and others.

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Burston Early History


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Burston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burston research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1275 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Burston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burston 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Burston, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burston (post 1700)



  • B. Elliott Burston, American politician from Manhattan, New York, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 23rd District, 1919
  • Sir Samuel Gerald Wood "Sam" Burston OBE (1915-2015), Australian grazier and politician, member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Australian Science and Technology Council, eldest son of Sir Samuel Roy Burston
  • Major-General Sir Samuel Roy Burston (1888-1960), Australian Director-General of Medical Services Australian Military Forces from 1942 to 1948

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. 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).
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Burston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burston 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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