When Benjamin Burbank was born on 9 March 1765, in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gershom Burbank, was 30 and his mother, Anna Pearson, was 26. He married Dorcas Forbush on 10 June 1789, in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 29 July 1838, in Shipton, Richmond, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 73.
English: habitational name, perhaps from Burbank House in Dacre, Cumbria, possibly named with Old English burh ‘stronghold, manor’ + Old Danish banke ‘bank, ridge’.
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