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TypeSurname (from nickname & from occupation)
UsageFrench

Meaning & History

From Old French burel, diminutive of bure, a type of woolen cloth. It may have originated as a nickname for a person who dressed in the material or as an occupational name for someone who worked with it.

Related Names

VariantBourreau
Other Languages & CulturesBurrell English
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute