Burgett Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Burgett Origin

England, France

Origin of Burgett:

The origin of this surname originally evolved from Anglo-French. The first possible origin derives from the village of Burgate in Hamshire, Suffolk, and Surrey. The village name’s meaning is “the castle gate” which derives from the Ancient English pre 7th-century word “burg-geat. The second possible origin is believed to be a residential surname which was also provided to a person after they migrated to a new city or town, as the name of their old home which was an easy way of recognition. According to early records different spelling types include Burgett as Burgot, Bygott, Burgott, Berget and Bourget, the last two specifically are thought to have French origin as the name is also recorded in France with those spellings. The meaning of the name in France is defined to mean “Little Berg”, with “Berg” being a particular early name of the 10th century. In the ancient times, the examples of the surname recorded contain Ralph atte Burgate in the Assize Rolls of Cambridge in the year 1260, Robert de Burhtzate of Gloucester in 1274, and Ingrame atte Burghzete of Somerset in the year 1333. The coat of weapons in France has the blazon of a silver field and a blue fesse between three crescents.


Some common variations are: Burghett, Burgette, Burgetto, Burguett, Bourgett, Burrgett, Baurgett, Burget, Burguette, Bourgette.


The surname Burgett originated in Languedoc, where the people held a family seat from early times.

The very first recorded spelling of the family was shown to be that of Absalon de Burgate, dated 1198 in the pipe rolls of Kent. It was during the time of King Richard I, who was known to be the “The Lionheart”. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation. It came to be known as Poll Tax in England. Surnames all over the country began to develop, with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

United States of America:

People with the surname Burgett settled in the United States in two different centuries respectively in the 19th and 20th. Some of the people with the surname Burgett who settled in the United States in the 19th century included John Burgett, who landed in Tippecanoe division, Ind in 1849. Charles R. Burgett at the age of 22 settled in America, in 1894 and Lina Burgett at the age of 31, who migrated to the United States in 1896.

Some of the people with the Burgett surname who settled in the United States in the 20th century included Miss T.G. Burgett, who settled in America and P.A. Burgett at the age of 37 moved to the United States from Barbados, in 1904. Sadie A. Burgett aged 37, landed in America, in 1909. Henry P. Burgett at the age of 26 landed in America, in 1923 during the 20th century.


People with the surname Burgett who settled in Canada in the 20th century included Arthur Burgett at the age of 48, who migrated to Regina, Canada, in the year 1918.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Burgett: The United States 6,053; England 2; Australia 58; Canada 41; Japan 3; Seychelles 1; United Arab Emirates 1; Indonesia 1; Tanzania 1; Afghanistan 1.

Notable People:

Donald R. Burgett was born on April 5th 1925. He is an author and was a soldier in World War II. He was with the Airborne soldiers who landed in Normandy early on the morning of D-Day.

Arthur Edward Burgett was a Canadian Anglican priest at the start of the 20th century. He was Born in 1869, he got the education at Radley and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and appointed after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in the year 1898. After eight years in the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, he gave his services as a curacy in Tottenham. He then moved to Canada, where he was a preacher within the Anglican Diocese of Quebec and Chaplain to the priest in the year 1914. He passed away on December 13 1942.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Notes: (Lincoln’s Inn). Blazon: Argent a castle triple-towered, a chain extending in a festoon from the extremities and crossing the portal, all proper.

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