Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. BURL
Other Forms FormsBurle
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Contributor Contrib.Nifty_Name_Nerd on 8/25/2017
Old English occupational name originally meaning "cup bearer" or "butler" for one who dispensed wine and had charge of the cellar. Eventually the name came to mean the chief servant of a royal or noble household and was replaced by the French language inspired named 'Butler,' akin to the world "bottler".