Branches of the Burness family whose earliest known ancestor lived in England. They may be connected to the Scottish family from Kincardineshire, but a definite connection has not been found.
- Descendants of Benjamin Burness a chimney sweep in London.
- Descendants of Benjamin Burness born in London, and emigrated to United States where he was a carpenter in New York City.
- Descendants of Jacob Burness lived in Norton Folgate, Middlesex, England.
- Descendants of John Burness a merchant seaman in Sunderland, Durham.