When John Henry Burton was born on 6 November 1832, in Kendal, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Burton, was 34 and his mother, Jane Shippobotham, was 36. He married Hannah Matthews on 7 March 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 50 years. He died on 6 July 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
English: habitational name from a placename that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.
French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .