The name ‘Burns’ originates from Scotland and Northern England. It is a topographic or habitation name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English elements ‘burn’, ‘strean’, and house. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Burns’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as King Edward III reign, where a ‘John atte Bourn’, from England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Dean Burn’, emigrated to Canada from County Carlow, Ireland, with his brothers William, John and half brother Patrick, and sister Margaret in the early decades of the nineteenth century. He married Elizabeth Kerr, of Montreal, and died on the 8th of March 1876 having fathered one son. ‘Dean Carl Burns’, of Petosky, Michigan, who served in the Great War between 1918-1919 with the MedicalCorps. Today, ‘Burns’ is the ‘110th’ most common surname in … Coat of arms: Or, a fesse between in c…
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