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ˈbɜr dʒɪsburgess

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Burgess, Anthony Burgessnoun

    English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)

  2. burgess, burghernoun

    a citizen of an English borough


  1. burgessnoun

    An inhabitant of a borough with full rights, a citizen.

  2. burgessnoun

    A town magistrate.

  3. Etymology: From burgeis, from burgeis, of origin; either from burgensis < * or. See also bourgeois, burgish.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Burgessnoun

    Etymology: bourgeois, Fr.

    The whole case was dispersed by the knights of shires, and burgesses of towns, through all the veins of the land. Henry Wotton.


  1. burgess

    A burgess is a term historically used to refer to an elected or appointed official or representative in a municipal council, especially in towns and boroughs within the UK. It may also refer to a citizen of a borough with particular privileges or a member of the British House of Commons. The term can also mean a freeman or citizen in a town or borough in Scotland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burgessnoun

    an inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough

  2. Burgessnoun

    one who represents a borough in Parliament

  3. Burgessnoun

    a magistrate of a borough

  4. Burgessnoun

    an inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers


  1. Burgess

    Burgess is an unincorporated community in Horry County, South Carolina, United States, along South Carolina Highway 707 at latitude 33.607 and longitude -79.056 and appears on the Brookgreen Gardens U.S. Geological Survey Map and is located between Socastee and Murrells Inlet and just west of Surfside Beach and Garden City Burgess has a big population jump due to the new subdivisions and neighborhoods such as TPC, Blackmoor and Laurel Woods. Burgess also has a community center called Burgess Community Center located on South Carolina Highway 707 near Mt. Zion Church and St. James Middle School and just down the street from St. James High School. During the late 1890s Burgess was an African American farming community.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Burgess is ranked #444 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Burgess surname appeared 73,931 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 25 would have the surname Burgess.

    75.3% or 55,707 total occurrences were White.
    18.6% or 13,803 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 1,634 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 1,604 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 702 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 466 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burgess in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burgess in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of burgess in a Sentence

  1. Cheryl Burke:

    They’re shaken. Longtime dancing professional Sharma Burgess was n’t happy with the way things went down. There's no place for this in the ballroom.

  2. Kyle Burgess:

    Oh definitely ! i had my phone in one hand and my other hand up in the air trying to look as big as I could. I'm not Kyle Burgess... so this cougar could take me down in a heartbeat.

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