About John Burgess
Origins Irish, English
Brief Family History Spelling variations include: Burgess, Burgeis, Burghersh, Burges, Burgesse, Burgar, Bergiss, Bergess, Bargess, Bargeis, Bergeus, Burgeus, Burgeuss and many more.
First found in Sussex where they are believed to be descended from the Barons Burghersh, which later became Burwash, a parish in that county.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John Burges who arrived in Virginia in 1635; John and Rachel Burges settled in the Barbados in 1680 with their servants; Alexander Burgess arrived in Boston Mass. in 1851.