When Sophia Burdick was born on 11 March 1794, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Weeden Burdick, was 20 and her mother, Hannah Stillman, was 20. She married Gardiner Carpenter on 11 September 1814, in Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Albion, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. She died on 10 June 1882, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 88.
English (Middlesex): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English burre-dokke ‘burdock’, the name of a prickly plant with burrs and dock-like leaves (usually Arctium lappa), common on waste ground. It may have been given to someone of a prickly temperament or perhaps to someone with a hoarse voice.
Possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch Boerdijk: habitational name from a settlement named Boerdijk, composed of boer ‘peasant, farmer, countryman’ and dijk ‘dike’.
History: Robert Burdick was a freeman of Newport, RI, in 1655.