Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

Scottish: patronymic formation (with Gaelic mac ‘son’), apparently from the Anglo-Norman surname Burnett ‘little brown-haired one’. More probably, it may be an altered form of McBurney.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

McBurnett COA

The above was obtained from eddenney152’s community page on

My McBurnett line goes back to Daniel McBurnett, who fought in the Revolutionary War and died in 1793 while serving as the wagoneer for a family traveling to Florida. He was killed when Indians attacked the wagon. The last of my McBurnett ancestors was my fraternal great-grandmother Dovie C McBurnett (1890-1969).


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