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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BER-ro  [key]

Meaning & History

Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu "grove" or from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning "promontory", and Old Norse ey "island". Also a topographic name for someone who lived by an ancient burial mound, from Middle English berwe, barwe.
Added 11/1/2014 by hkols
Edited 11/2/2014 by Beautiful Victory