Thomas Burgess

Male25 June 1891–

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Burgess was christened on 25 June 1891, in Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Amos BURGESS, was 37 and his mother, Ellen Baker, was 37.

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Family Time Line

Amos BURGESS
1853–
Ellen Baker
1855–
John Burgess
1889–1918
Thomas Burgess
1891–
Blanch Burgess
1897–

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  • Thomas Burgess in household of Amos Burgess, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

1908

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1924

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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