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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.