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The name Burt reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the Norman personal name and was originally spelled Berte. That name is derived from the word berht, which means light. Hence the name could have been a nickname for someone who was "bright, clear or splendid" having derived from the Anglo Saxon word "beorht." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Burt Early Origins



The surname Burt was first found in Norfolk where Thomas de Burt and Hamo Burt were first listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The same rolls also listed Ralph Burte in Leicestershire and Roger Burt in Oxfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Burt Spelling Variations


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Burt Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Burt has been recorded under many different variations, including Burt, Burte, Birt, Burts, Berte, Burte, Birte and many more.

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Burt Early History


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Burt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burt research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Burt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Burt In Ireland


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Burt In Ireland



Some of the Burt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Burts were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Burt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Burt, who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Anthonie Burt settled in Virginia in 1624
  • William Burt, aged 22, arrived in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634
  • Hugh Burt settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635
  • James Burt settled in Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Burt, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Thomas Burt, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Charles Burt, who landed in New York, NY in 1774
  • Patrick Burt, who landed in South Carolina in 1775

Burt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Burt, who arrived in New York in 1818
  • William Burt, who landed in New York in 1840
  • John David Burt, who landed in America in 1849
  • J W Burt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • I J Burt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Burt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Benjamin Burt U.E. (b. 1741) born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Burton, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served as part of the Queen's Rangers married Rebecca they had 7 children, he died in 1785 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. David Burt U.E. (b. 1750) born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Gagetown, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1783, and then at Keswick in York County, N.B. he served as part of the Queen's Rangers [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Burt U.E. (b. 1765) born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Maquapit Lake, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1783 on a grant of land at #49, then moved to York County he married Elizabeth Burnett in 1791 they had 11 children, he died in 1759 in York County, New Brunswick [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Burt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Burt, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • William Burt, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848
  • George Burt, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
  • Thomas Burt, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Burt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Burt, aged 25, a shepherd, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Adam George Burt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • James Burt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Ann Burt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Harriet Burt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Burt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Burt landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1840
  • James Burt landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Henry Wellington Burt, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Ann Burt, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • H W Rington Burt landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burt (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Ernest Hill Burt (1892-1984), American Judge Advocate General Representative US Army Forces Far East (1944-1946)
  • Francis Burt (1807-1854), American politician, 1st Governor of the Nebraska Territory
  • Captain James M Burt, American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Andrew Burt (b. 1945), English actor
  • Clive Burt, Australian politician, Mayor of Albury, New South Wales, Australia (1923-1924)
  • Sir Cyril Lodowic Burt (1883-1971), British educational psychologist
  • Sir Francis Theodore Page Burt (1918-2004), Governor of Western Australia from 1990 to 1993
  • Leonard James Burt CVO (1892-1983), British Commander of Special Branch, New Scotland Yard

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Burt Historic Events


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Burt Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Clayton Burt (1876-1914), British First Class Passenger returning from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Alwyn Stewart Burt (1920-1941), Australian Wireman from East Malvern, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Burt


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Suggested Readings for the name Burt



  • The Matthew Burt Family of Virginia and Deep South by Robert B. Mathis.

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Burt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Burt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burt 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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