Census Soundex Code: B633
Variant Spellings: Burdet, Burdett, Burdette, Burditt, Birdet, Birdett, Birdette
Burdett, Burdette, Burditt (English, French) Descendant of Bordet (little shield); dweller near the border; dweller on a rented farm.
Source: New Dictionary of American Family Names by Elsdon C. Smith, Gramercy Publishing Company, New York, 1988.
Social Security Administration Abbreviation: Burdet
Social Security Administration Ranking: 2182
Social Security Count (1984): 20,609 individuals
Origin: (English, French) 1) the name was given to those that lived near the border. 2) the name was given to those who lived on a rented farm. 3) derived from the first name Borda, meaning shield.
Famous Bearers: Robert J. Burdette (1844-1914) of Pennsylvania was a humorist and preacher. Among his writings was The Rise and Fall of the Mustache (1877).
Genealogies: None known
Source: Encyclopedia of American Family Names by H. Amanda Robb and Andrew Chesler, Harper Collins Publishers, 1995
The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the U.S. Geologic Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information. We have complied all the Burdett(e) Place Names from the GNIS.
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