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Burnett Genealogy and Burnett Family History Information

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About the Burnett surname

From Stirnet's "Burnett01" page: "This family was in England before the Conquest and so was probably of Saxon origin. It achieved some importance in Wiltsthire, Bedfordshire, etc.. The first known was ... <Burnard, who was alive in 1086.>"

Also from Stirnet's "Burnett01" page: "The branch of this family that we focus on in this page <Burnard/Burnet/Burnett of Leys> was descended from a descendant of one of the above, possibly the last Roger <a second great grandson of the aforementioned Burnard>, who settled in Scotland in the 12th century. The first on record of this branch was ... <Alexander Burnard, who was alive in 1323.>"

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