William Henry Burnett

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Burnett was born on 30 June 1842, in Lyons, Wayne, New York, United States, his father, John Burnett, was 30 and his mother, Fannie Horton, was 23. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Martha Brand. He lived in Lake, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 September 1923, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Forest View Abbey Mausoleum, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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William Henry Burnett
Martha Brand
Gilbert J Burnett
Ada Burnett

Sources (17)

  • William Barnett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Henry Burnett, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • William Henry Burnett, "Find A Grave Index"

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Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin, from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown ), or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete, a high quality woolen cloth, originally dark brown in color.

Probably also an altered form of English Barnett .

In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet ; compare Burnette .

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

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