Type Surname (from given name)
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Contributor Contrib.teedoubleyouess on 4/27/2009
The Danish surname Borresen has two origins. Boerresen is composed of -sen 'son' + the given name Boerre, the modern equivalent of Old Norse Byrgir 'the helper' (from proto-Indo-European root BHER- 'to carry, bear'). The second is from Borrissen / Borressen, from the Slavic given name Bor(r)is as Hanseatic League sailors from the eastern Baltic often settled in Western cities of the league.