When Alice Harriet Burdick was born on 22 August 1867, in Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, her father, Wright Clear Burdick, was 25 and her mother, Marcia Hannah Wilson, was 24. She married Frederick Russell Newville on 4 September 1902, in Charlevoix, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Boyne City, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 June 1945, in Springport, Springport Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Springport, Springport Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States.
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.