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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsBurbidge, Burbridge, Burbage, Burbudge, Burebeche

Meaning & History

This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a dialectal variant of the locational surname, deriving from any of the places called "Burbage", in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Wiltshire.

The places in Derbyshire are recorded as "Burbeche" and "Burbache" in the 12th Century, while those in Leicestershire and Wiltshire are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Burbege" and "Burbetce" respectively.

All the places share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the brook or valley of the burg, the fortified place", derived from the Old English "burg", fort, often referring to a Roman or other pre-English fort, with "baece", "bece", stream, valley of a stream.
Added 6/21/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 12/23/2022 by Mike C