Type Surname (from location)
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Contributor Contrib.TanorFaux on 7/4/2017
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Burnley in Lancashire, so named with the Old English river name Brun (from brun ‘brown’ or burna ‘stream’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Famous bearer of this surname would be Ben Burnley of the Pennsylvania-based Alt-Rock band Breaking Benjamin.