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BURGAN Family History

This uncommon name, found mainly in Scotland, is one of the variant forms of the regional surname more usually found as Burgoin or Burgoyne. The surname is of Old French origin, introduced into Britain after the Norman Conquest of 1066, and derives from the Old French term "Bourgogne", Burgundy, implying "man from Burgundy"; the region, in Eastern France, was invaded by the "Burgundii", a Germanic tribe from whom it takes its name, in A.D. circa 480. The surname from this source is distinguished by being first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, in England, while in Scotland the earliest recorded namebearer is one Robert Burgonensis, accused of rapacity by the monks of St.

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