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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Rita
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.

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.

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.

William Burton
Hello fellow Burton's!

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

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.

Terrance pius burton

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

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.

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.

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.

Ron Burton

Burton's from Bethany Mo.

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

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.

Doug Burton

Burton from the Ottawa valley area. Family history says of English and Irish decent Hoog70@hotmail.com. I'm currently living in Northern Ontario Canada

Michael

Burton, first recorded in Greece. Meaning, Lord

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 :)

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 johnandangelajones@gmail.com

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.