Place Name: Burnewood
Feature Type (Year Approved): Subdivision (1975)
Name Origins: (Commemorative, Land Feature, Botanical, Royal (British or Other), Other/Unknown)
English, Scottish: locative name from Middle English burne or bourne ‘stream’ (Old English burna, Old Scandinavian brunnr), for someone who lived by a stream. Burn is a word especially of NE England, corresponding to brook elsewhere, though the two were distinct in meaning in Old English.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English, Scottish
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Burnewood originally extended south to 34 Avenue. In 1978 the subdivision was amended to make Mill Creek the southern boundary. The name is descriptive, as Mill Creek traverses the subdivision. "Burne" is a Scots and Old English word for stream or river. Burnewood is compatible with the naming theme for the Mill Woods area, where all subdivisions use "mill" or "wood" in their name.
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