Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. BRAM-bool
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Contributor Contrib.m4yb3_daijirou on 8/23/2015
This surname is taken from the word which refers to a common blackberry (British) or any of several closely related thorny plants in the Rubus genus (US). It also refers to any thorny shrub. The word is derived from Old English bræmbel with a euphonic -b- inserted from the earlier bræmel or brémel, which is then derived from Proto-Germanic *bræmaz meaning "thorny bush."