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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsBorneman, Bormann, Borman, Bowerman, Bureman, Boarman

Meaning & History

This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a topographical name for someone who lived in a particularly noteworthy or conspicuous cottage, from the Old English bur "bower, cottage, inner room" with mann "man", or a locational name from any of the various places called Bower(s) in Somerset and Essex, which appear variously as Bur, Bure and Bura in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Added 6/26/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 12/23/2022 by Mike C and SeaHorse15