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  • Abel Burt (1657 - 1711)
  • Lt. Abel Burt (1692 - 1766)
  • Abigail Tisdale (1677 - 1737)
    From the Thomas Rogers Society page on "prob. Abigail Burt": . Abigail Burt F, b. 28 January 1676/77Prob. Abigail Burt was born on 28 January 1676/77 at Taunton. She married John Tisdale, son of John T...
  • Abigail Burt (1721 - 1764)
  • Abigail Richmond (1745 - 1820)
    From the Thomas Rogers Society page on Abigail Burt: Burt[1]*F, b. 19 January 1745, d. 1820Abigail Burt was born on 19 January 1745.[1] She married Amaziah Richmond, son of Ebenezer Richmond and Mary W...

About the Burt surname

Burt Name Meaning English and Scottish: from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert.

German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly. Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd.

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The only Burt’s that I knew was my family. We are an African American family from Eastern North Carolina. My grandmother’s husband was a Burt and hailed from Warren County, but later lived in Durham, North Carolina.