Alexander Burt

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Burt was born on 23 November 1836, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Burt, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Hynd, was 24. He married Johana Brown on 1 March 1861, in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Beath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Bow of Fife, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1924, in Kelty, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 88.

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Alexander Burt
Johana Brown
Marriage: 1 March 1861
Euphemia Burt
Peter Burt
Margaret Burt
George Burt
Johanna Burt
Janet Burt
Georgina Burt
Helen Burt
Elizabeth Burt
Alexandrina Burt
Magdalene Burt

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  • Alexander Burt, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Alexander Burt, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Burt, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Bird , Bright , or Burd .

German: Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.

Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): variant of Burd .

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

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