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"BURT. The home of this name seems to have been Fife and neighborhood. Robert Burt witnessed a tack by the abbot of Cupar, 1521 (SCM., v, p. 294), and a later Robert Burt in Dundee was charged with aiding the English in 1552 (Beats, p. 326). John Burt, prebendary of Moy, 1545 (REM., p. xxiii), Bessie Burt in Dunfermline, 1590 ( (Dunfermline). Andrew Burtt was chosen treasurer of Dysart, 1600 (Dysart, p. 26), and another Andrew Burt was notary in Dunkeld, 1649 (Inquis., 3528). John Burt, Alexander Burt, and David Burt are in record in Cassidewglie, 1649 (Fordett, p. 34). Robert Burt, cordiner in Dysart, 1695 (Dysart, p. 55), and Agnes Burt appears in Dunkeld, 1721 (Dunkeld). Eight of the name appear in the Comrnissariot Record of Dunblane in the seventeenth century. Charles Burt, one of the chief engravers for the U. S. Treasury Department, was bom in Edinburgh. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Some Famous People with the surname of Burt

Wikipedia Sir Cyril Lodowic Burt (3 March 1883 ? 10 October 1971) was an English educational psychologist who contributed to educational psychology and claimed to have developed the method of factor analysis in psychological testing, although his mentor and predecessor as chair of the psychology department at University College London, Charles Spearman actually did so.
Wikipedia Alistair James Hendrie Burt (born 25 May 1955) is a British politician.
Wikipedia Alfred Alexander Burt (3 March 1895-9 June 1962) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia William Austin Burt (June 13, 1792 ? August 18,1858) was an American inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright.
Wikipedia Leo Frederick Burt (born April 18, 1948) was indicted in connection with the 1970 Sterling Hall bombing at the University of Wisconsin?Madison campus, which killed Robert Fassnacht, a physics researcher, and injured several others.
Wikipedia Andrew Burt (born 23 May 1945 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire) is an English actor.
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Wikipedia Maxwell Struthers Burt (October 18, 1882 Baltimore, MD ? August 29, 1954, Jackson Hole, Wyoming), was an American novelist, poet, and short-story writer.
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