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Origins and History

Crest

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"BURGESS, BUKGES. A burgess was a citizen or freeman of a corporate town or burgh, Middle English burgeys. Henricus Burgeis in the parish of Fyvy was excommunicated in 1382 (REA., i, p. 165). William Burges was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1475 (NSCM., I, p. 25), and Jennet Burgess and John Burgesse were examined for the Test in Tinwald in 1685 (RFC., 3. ser. xi, p. 433). The old Orkney surname of Burgar has become Burgess. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Burgess Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Burgess Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Burgess family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Burgess

Wikipedia John Burgess Wilson (pseudonym Anthony Burgess) (25?February 1917?? 22?November 1993) was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic.
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Wikipedia Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 ? September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist.
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Wikipedia George Kimball Burgess (January 4, 1874 ? July 2, 1932) was an American physicist, considered one of the most notable scientists of his era.
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Wikipedia Abbie Burgess (later Grant) (1839?1892) was an American lighthouse keeper known for her bravery in tending the Matinicus Rock Light, in Maine, during a raging winter storm in 1856.
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Wikipedia Harry Burgess (20 August 1904 ? 6 October 1957) was an English footballer who played at Inside-left for Stockport County, Sheffield Wednesday where he won the league championship in 1929?30, and Chelsea.
Wikipedia Member of the Halton Regional Police Services Board (appointed for 2 three year terms in 2004 and 2007, Vice Chair in both terms);Chair of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce (2005/6);Founding member of Performing Arts Burlington and Vice Chair of the Board for several years;President, Burlington Art Centre (2002/3; 2003/4);Member of the Burlington Downtown Business Association;Member of the Board of Management, Tansley Wood Community Centre (2000/03);Member of the Board of Directors, Summit House (1998/2000);Member of Refugee Placement Committee,Port Nelson United Church 1998/2000);He ran for mayor of Burlington, Ontario in 2006, finishing third and capturing almost a third of the vote.
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Wikipedia Edward Martin Burgess FSA FBHI, born 21 November 1931, known as Martin Burgess, is an English horologist and master clockmaker.
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Wikipedia Henry Givens Burgess PC(Ire) (6 April 1859 ? 23 April 1937) was an Irish railway executive and politician.
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Wikipedia Pipe Major John Davie Burgess MBE (born Aberdeen 11 March 1934 - died 29 June 2005) was one of the most eminent players of the Scots bagpipes.
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