Our line of the Burnett Family was established in 1979.
We met while living in Europe as adults.
Both of us are professional musicians.
We dated a couple of years and got married overseas while both of us were still working with the Army band in Germany.
Our immediate family is made up of our adult children and grandchildren.
Our extended family includes many very talented people – our siblings and all relatives of many surnames whom we each grew up with while living the first couple of decades of our lives in our parents’ homes.
We love all of them very much.
As you see, I’m a black American with the Burnett surname and I’m from the Kansas City area.
I have many Burnett cousins. And, although I’m likely not related to all black people surnamed Burnett, the inherent demographic of our surname is relatively small in that sense.
As an example, I met several of my cousins from the McKinley Burnett line of the family for the first time a couple of years ago by chance.
She’s actually a 9th great granddaughter of his.
At this point, we have lived most of our individual lives together and as our own family. And, we have also made life-long friends who have become “part of the family” as well.
This is not a genealogy site. We have had people on both sides of our families who have done decades of family history research. We are not undertaking that task. This is simply our family’s website and blog.
Burnett is an English surname. It is derived from a nickname from the Old French burnete, brunette, which is a diminutive of brun meaning “brown”, “dark brown”. Another proposed origin of the name is from burnete, a high quality wool cloth originally dyed to a dark brown colour.
Wikipedia: Burnett (surname)