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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French
Other Forms FormsBorel, Bureau, Burell

Meaning & History

metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wool trade or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in brown from Old French burel borel a diminutive of boure "frieze" a type of coarse reddish brown woolen cloth with long hairs (from Late Latin burra "coarse untreated wool").
Added 8/9/2023 by Paradiso36