When George Burgess was born on 11 September 1793, in Audley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Burgess, was 39 and his mother, Mary Corne, was 36. He married Sarah Glover on 6 July 1813, in Audley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 November 1877, in Old Barns, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Beaver Brook, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada.
English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .
Americanized form of French Bourgeois .
History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.