Burgoyne Family History
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Burgoyne Name Meaning
English: regional name for someone from Burgundy (Old French Bourgogne), a region of eastern France having Dijon as its center. The area was invaded by the Burgundii, a Germanic tribe from whom it takes its name, in about ad 480. The duchy of Burgundy, created in 877 by Charles II, King of the West Franks, was extremely powerful in the later Middle Ages, especially under Philip the Bold (1342–1404, duke from 1363).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press