Brief Family History
Spelling variations include: Burton, Birton, Byrton, Burtone and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they were descended conjecturally from Drogo de Beuvriere a kinsman of William the Conqueror who held lands at Burton Agnes, Burton Constable and a manor house or castle at Burton Pidsea.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Richard Burton who settled in Virginia in 1624; John Burton settled in the Barbados with his wife Elizabeth and son Charles in 1678; Joseph Burton settled in Portland Maine in 1820.
Motto: Lux vitae.
Motto Translated: The Light is my guide.
Crest: A tree.
Coat of Arms: Blue with a gold fess between three gold dogs' heads.