Last name: Burton

This famous name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the numerous places called Burton in England, found mainly in the midland and northern counties. Most of the places are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as, variously, "Burtone, Bortune" or "Bortone", and most share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the settlement by a fort", derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "burg, burh", fort, often referring to a Roman or other pre-English fort, sometimes a fortified manor, with "tun", enclosure, settlement. Some of the places mean "settlement belonging to a fort", from the same Olde English elements, while Burton in Somerset means "the settlement on the River Bredy" or "Bride", and Burton in Sussex translates as "Budeca's settlement". The surname was first recorded in the mid 12th Century (see below), and one Gerard de Burton was recorded in the 1178 Warwickshire Pipe Rolls. The modern surname can be found as Burton, Borton and Bourton. Richard Burton (1821 - 1890), the explorer and orientalist, was a member of an ancient family, holding lands in Shropshire since the 15th Century. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ioluard in Burhtun, which was dated circa 1150, in the "Yorkshire Charters", during the reign of King Stephen, known as "Count of Blois", 1135 - 1154. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. 2

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Michael burton

We are Irish welsh Scottish Saxon Norman decent and from Belgium and luxenburg and if your family s are from this area we are some way all related you must also look up bourton it is the same. But have looked as far as I can go the English crown has sealed all further records of family and can not be opened found this out in Ireland as well in Scotland and Belgium

Doug Burton

Burton from the Ottawa valley area. Family history says of English and Irish decent I'm currently living in Northern Ontario Canada

Ron Burton

Burton's from Bethany Mo.

Stephen Rex Burton

My great grand father is Joe Burton. I have a hard time remembering the southern state he's from but im pretty sure its Kentucky. I also know he ran moonshine.


Burton, first recorded in Greece. Meaning, Lord

Kim Burton

I am from Texas. Not much history from my dad's family. I have met very few Burton's outside of immediate family. I do know that my grandfather was originally from Iowa.

Terrance pius burton

I am from cape Breton Canada. But my grandfather was from York.

Angela Burton Jones

I am a proud Burton, daughter of Robert Alan Burton of Alabama, granddaughter of Guy Frank Burton Sr., great granddaughter of Boyd Avery Burton. I have always heard we are Irish but when I began my research, I only find ancestors from Whales. I wish I were better at this because I would love to know where I came from and what my ancestors have been through.

Angela Burton Jones

I am very proud to be a Burton, I have always heard we are Irish but when doing my research, I have only found relatives from Whales. I wish I was better at this because I would love to know where we come from and what we have been through. My father was Robert Alan Burton from Alabama, My grandfather Guy Frank Burton Sr, his brother was Garland Burton, his father Boyd Avery Burton. If any of you know these Burtons, please feel free to contact me

P Burton
Interesting read. My mother has been doing the genealogy for both her side and my fathers side. It is interesting to learn some of the family history.

J Burton
Sadly i do not know much about my heritage on my father's side, but after seeing this on our last name, I am interesting in researching as far back as possible. People have told me I look irish/english/german, mostly due to my reddish beard even though I have brown hair.

I do know that most of my dad's family resided in Colorado Springs, CO, but after that, I don't have any info or resources to go back further in time :(

I am planning on doing a DNA test (natgeo/23andme) to see where I come from and recommend you all do the same! For anyone that doesn't have a maintained family records/history book I highly recommend this process as it gives you scientific evidence of where your genes came from!

happy hunting guys :)

I was born a Burton, my grandfather was born in southern Ireland Co.Kerry. Patrick Burton. a sfar as i am aware i dont know where the name comes from? but it didnt sound Irish!! but there it is my gt grandfather, Paddy Burton married a Mary Mannix on the 14th of june 1840. then they produced my grandfather Patrick Burton. they had 9 children one of which was my father Joseph Burton who was one of a twin William Burton. i saw the birth/baptism records in the book Aat the church in Cahirciveen. co.kerry. much emphasise is placed on who was born first.. which was my father Joseph Burton.there parents went through the potato famine as such a lot of people then.

Richard Burton

Well my father is Joseph Burton from Philadelphia, PA. Not much known of the Burton side of the family. A lot has to do with the racial prejudice at the time. According to my father who is Black his mother was the daughter of an Irish woman who married a Black gentleman at or around the turn of the century in Pennsylvania. Apparently her mother was disowned by her family who were immigrants from Ireland. Oh well at least we have cool names. People call me Rich.

chris fox
my mom was is a burton ,family from delaware which started in england got a land grant from the king of england 1600 in accomac virgina up in to southern de know as longneck. the one that started my line was called william of accomac, family can be traced to late 1100's in england. family help founded st georges chapel.

Mr. Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II
I have always been very proud of my Burton family heritage. My earliest known Burton family ancestor was Thomas Burton, who owned the Cobbs plantation in Virginia along the Appomattox River. When Thomas Burton's descendants came to Kentucky as pioneers by the early 19th century they settled in Pulaski County, Kentucky near present day Nancy. From there, my Burton ancestral family members moved to Adair County, Kentucky and established the famed Burton Ridge. My lineage includes: generation I- Thomas Burton (ca. 1633-before 1687). generation II- John Burton (ca. 1666-ca. 1754). generation III- James Burton. generation IV- James Burton (ca. 1733-1814). generation V- William Burton (-1814). generation VI- Arthur Burton (-1855). generation VII- James Madison Burton (1818-1897). generation VIII- Chrisley Burton (1853-1939). generation IX- Effie Burton Grider (1896-1987). generation X- Katherine Louise Grider Lepiarczyk. generation XI- Erwin Heinrich Lepiarczyk II.

Tait Thomas
My grandmother was a burton from Burton Ridge!

William Burton
Hello fellow Burton's!

popular ryan

hello I have a cousin called william

Kage burton
My third great grndpa is in the hall of fame in star valley,WY

Im actually from Star Valley, WY. Who was your grandpa?

Andy J Burton
Most of my family tree was in Guernsey, WY. Fred, Glenn, and Glen Phillip.

K Burton

Got a few Burtons in Michigan, dont know much about the history though.

Jeff Burton
Burton is of British origin. There is a castle and estate in England to this very day that belongs to a prominent Burton family. There have been many Burtons knighted down through the years.

Kim Burton

My brother is Jeff Burton. If you are my little shmingy. :)

Cindy A Burton
I am a Burton from So. California. I would be interested in any information about where we all came from. My father was Robert Lee Burton and his brother Gene was my uncle. There was a boy, Terry, born in the 50s to my dad. We have never been able to find him.

Im a jamaican burton and I dont know any of my burton side.All I know is that my mom had a sister named marjorie and my grandfather name was albert or alfred any help

Count Burton
Burton would have been your adoptive owners name in days of terrible slavery.

s burton
franklin e. burton why what has gone wrong for you ?? Viking i thought they had blond hair

My name is Crystal Burton of Memphis, Tn. I believe my family comes from MS.

shiloh burton
Woooooow much love to the Burton's I'm, Shiloh Burton from Ontario Canada setteled here from whales I'm of Saxon origin and daAm proud lol thumbs up if u have red hair or beard!!!! We are true Viking of the 20th century

J Burton
I have a reddish beard :) yet brown hair, green eyes. ~ Trying to find out more about my heritage!

Stephen R Burton

I have the redish facial hair and bright green eyes, my hair is dirty blond, and im built like a brick sh#t house. feel like i got the battle DNA as well, when provoked or antagonized i get this wave of fearless energy and the need to destroy and conquer. I hope it doesn't get me in trouble someday.

R Burton
I am a proud Burton from a large group in southern Ohio. My grandfather was Skyler Burton. He married Estelle Rainwater. I'm interested in info on either lineage. I am a white writer.

frank burton
my name is franklin e. burton and the name of burton has not been good to me

jennifer burton

my family is from North Carolina. I have not gotten very far in tracing our history though

David burton
That's not you is it ste(my brother if so give us a tx.

Hi everyone..i too am a Burton and I want to know where we came from. Im sure we are of riches

Ok ross lets do this then ill start a socail site for burtons only IT WILL TACK ME ABOUT 4 WEEKS TO GET THIS DONE To all burtons i will need your help to get all burtons to join

Taylor Burton
Is the site up yet?

Jordan Burton
My cousin owns the castle in england it is amazing. the Burton family comes from a long line of royalty and riches. way back when the burton had slaves to do work for them the Burton lived the easy life rling slaves of england

Jordan, I'm interested in your cousin's family. My great great grandfather came to this country from England in the mid/later 19th century. He apparently talked about coming from the British aristocracy or nobility. He was, obviously, a Burton. Does your cousin know of any male Burtons who may have come to NY state during the aforementioned time period? I would love to know more about him and this side of my family if possible. I love knowing about my ancestors. It gives me such a greater sense of my place in the world, in history. Thanks!

Rashel Burton
No one knows much about Burtons that may have been slaves. Do you know if they have any purchasing records?

Scott Burton

Wheres the burton social site?

s burton
whos up for starting a movement for just us burtons- where we can help each other and take over the world-

Kevin Burton
Im a Burton that origin from philipines

steve burton
us burtons where biz people in the past I wonder how much are the burtons are related

Rusty Burton
Im a Burton but im also a German

Aaron Burton
I thought something epic was gonna pop up lol. Like (Burton-Strong warrior with an array of skills)lol

i am allso burton my family in the past where the white monks allso know as the knights templars- cory burton that unreal shame you dont have that land now your be king

cory burton
well im a burton also half blackfoot indian and german my great ancistors had slaves and plantationswe live on a 800 acre plantation about 200 years old or so and im white so i dunno maybe theres all kinds of burtons but if im jamacin jah man lol

Coleaner "Colina" Burton
Wow that's super cool ! I want to see your pic ! Fid me on Facebook first name Colina on there.

Nicholas Burton
I found my burton bloodline back 8 generations to montgomery virginia, and those burton families that colonized the city came from Shopshire, England. Incase anyone shares family with me Here's the oldest record of my family in usa to newest. John Burton, Elias Burton, Travis Burton, Henry Burton, Ballard Drayton Burton, Leyland Burton, James Burton, Me (Nicholas Burton)

sylvia burton
Im a burton, I know of a john, Henry, john Wesley burton, crusoe burton, james burton any info would be greatly appreciated.

I Burton J.
How can you be white with all that mix going on. I am a Burton and I am mix with everything. Happy not to be white with all that it bring with it. Sad what they did with the poor slaves(human) Good thing they are the children of god I don't think they would have made it,

Olivia Hardin prater
my grandmother an africa american out of louisana, born a free slave in the late 1800's had to recieve her name from he slave decended black parents, yes for those reasons I too would like to know who her parents slave master was, so I could sue the estate of current rich families, to pay for the injustices as a formal slave decended, for the shit im currently going thru.

not sure that would hold up in court...

christine marie burton-beal
My maiden name is Burton my father is Michael Alen Burton and my grandfather is Johnathan Burton Im from Monrovia,Ca

Byron Burton ancestors really were slaves. I always hoped I was one of the lucky one's who's family may have been regular immigrants.

amie burton
im a burton av a very big family.try get the past for them

Burt Bernard Burton
do they make wagon wheels for you?

Steve Burton

Im a Burton in New Mexico, my family came to NM from Texas in the 1890s and from what i understand they came to Texas's from Kentucky in the 1860s...and thats all i really know

Daris Burton

hey there im also a Proud burton From Southern California i recently grew my hair out and its all sorts of red and copper brown so HEY there to all the burtons near and far and i am African American