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Of English origin.

It was used as a surname.

Burton was an Old English place name, meaning “fortified town”.

Other forms of the name are: Burt, Berton.

Famous bearers are Burton Cummings, Burton Lane, Burton C. Bell.

Burton Cummings is a Canadian singer and keyboardist.

He became known when he joined the band “The Guess Who” as the lead vocalist.

He wrote several hits of the band, some of which he co-wrote with R. Bachman.

The band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987.

One of Cummings’s and the band’s greatest hits was the song “American Woman”, which was later covered by numerous artists.