The surname of Burns comes from "Burnhouse" a dwelling near a burn or a stream. Although "burn" is a common word in Scotland for a stream, the word originated in Old English. The singular form "Burn" is found in Dumfries and Galloway in the 13th and 14th century.
The poet Robert Burns' father came from Kincardineshire on the east coast of Scotland and spelt his name Burness. Robert and his brother adopted the spelling "Burns" a form which first appeared in written records only in the 17th century.
Your proud Scottish Clan heritage can be displayed by wearing this large Scottish Clan crest sterling silver badge. All known Clan badges are produced in sterling silver. Unique or rare Clan badges are custom made at the same price. There are no additional charges.
Crest Size: 1-15/16 " (45mm) W x 2-1/4" (57mm) L.
This Clan badge weighs almost one full ounce (31.1 g)