The name ‘Burt’ originates from England ( common in South West England). It is a variant of the French, English, and rarely German name ‘Bert’ derived from the Germanic personal name ‘Berto’ a short form of the various compound personal names with the first element ‘berht’ meaning bright, famous, from the Old English byform ‘Byrht’ of ‘Be(o)rht’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Thomas de Burt’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Thomas de Burt’, from Norfolk, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Moses Burt’, aged fifteen, a husbandman by trade, from the county of Somerset, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Two Friends’ on the tenth of October 1774, arriving in Philadelphia on the seventeenth of October of the same, where he se… Coat of arms: Argen…
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