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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)


Early Origins of the Burston family


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 villages 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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Early History of the Burston family

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Early History of the Burston family


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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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Early Notables of the Burston family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Burston family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Burston family to Ireland

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Migration of the Burston family to Ireland


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Migration of the Burston family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Burston family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Burston, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml

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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 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Samuel Burston. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burston/Sir_Samuel_Roy/Australia.html

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  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)
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Samuel Burston. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Burston/Sir_Samuel_Roy/Australia.html

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