Last name: BURNETT

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BURNETT : This last name is indexed 172,700 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BURNETT : 1: Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin from Old French burnete a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown) or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete a high quality woolen cloth originally dark brown in color.2: Probably also an altered form of English Barnett.3: In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet; compare Burnette.

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