Popularity of the last name by country

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Origine of last name

BURKETT : 1: English: from an Old English personal name Burgheard composed of the elements burh burg ‘fort’ (see <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Burke">Burke</a>) + heard ‘hardy brave strong’. The name was reintroduced into Middle English by the Normans in the forms Bou(r)chart Bocard.2: English: possibly also from a Middle English personal name Burcard Burchard (Norman Burcard Old French Burchard) which was imported by the Normans and derives from ancient Germanic Burghard (in the form Burkhard this was a very popular medieval German name; see <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Burkhart">Burkhart</a>) cognate with the Old English name above. In France this gives rise to the surname <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Bouchard">Bouchard</a> Bouchart but evidence for its use in Norman England is difficult to pin down and modern surnames in Burch- often have a different origin altogether.3: English: variant of <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Birkett">Birkett</a> a spelling commonly found in northern England.4: Americanized form of German <a href="https://en.geneanet.org/surnames/Burkhart">Burkhart</a>.

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