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BRANTINGSwedish
A combination of Swedish brant "steep hill" and the suffix -ing. A famous bearer was Hjalmar Branting (1860–1925), Prime Minister of Sweden in the 1920s.
BRAQUEFrench
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
BRASDutch, Low German
Dutch and North German: from Old French and Middle Dutch bras ‘arm’. This was probably a descriptive nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the arm, but the word was also used as a measure of length, and may also have denoted a surveyor.
BRASEGerman
North German variation of Brass.
BRASHEARFrench (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Brasseur or Brassier "brewer."
BRASSEnglish, German
English (Northumberland): variant of Brace.... [more]
BRASSEURFrench
French and English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’. See also Brasher.
BRATHWAITEEnglish
Place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a "broad clearing".
BRATIĆSerbian
Means ''little brother''.
BRATTÉNSwedish
Ornamental name composed of the personal name Bratt + the surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
BRATTENScottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac an Bhreatnaich ‘son of the Briton’, originally denoting a Strathclyde Welsh-speaking Briton. It was applied in Ireland also to people from Brittany.
BRAUNERSHRITHERGerman, Dutch, English
This name mean Leather (Tanned) Knight, or a fighter of leather armor, or in Dutch, Leather writer, one who branded print on leather
BRAVERMANJewish, Ukrainian, Polish
A fairly common Jewish surname from Ukraine,Poland,and in some cases Russia.
BRAVOSpanish, Portuguese
From a Spanish and Portuguese nickname for a fierce or violent man (from Spanish and Portuguese bravo "fierce, violent"). This surname was borne by Charles Bravo (1845-1876), a British lawyer and possible murder victim.
BRAYSONEnglish
Patronymic form of the surname Bray.
BRAZILEnglish (Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail "descendant of Breasal", Breasal being a byname which meant "strife".
BREAKSPEAREnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone who had achieved notable success in jousts or in battle. Nicholas Breakspear (?1100-1159) was the original name of Pope Hadrian IV, the only English pope.
BREANIrish
Variant of Breen or Brain.
BRECHTGerman
From a short form of any of various personal names formed with Germanic element berth " bright" "famous".
BREEDEnglish
Habitational name from any of various minor places, for example Brede in Sussex, named with Old English brǣdu "breadth, broad place" (a derivative of brād "broad").
BREEDLOVEEnglish
Probably from a medieval nickname for a likable or popular person (from Middle English breden "to produce" + love). This surname is borne by Craig Breedlove (1937-), US land-speed record holder.
BREEZEWelsh
Derived from the surname Breese, which came from the surname Rees.
BREGARSlovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
BREGIANNISGreek
Its my surname
BREIDEGAMGerman
"bridegroom"
BREINESYiddish
From the German braun "brown".
BREITGerman
From Middle High German breit meaning "broad". a nickname for a stout or fat person.
BREITZMANNGerman
Derived from the name of a town called "Britz" in Germany + the suffix "mann" for man.
BREKKENorwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
BRENARIJewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BRESLINIrish
Irish (Sligo and Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breisláin ‘descendant of Breisleán’, a diminutive of the personal name Breasal (see Brazil).
BRESSONFrench
From a pet form of the personal name Brès (see BRICE).
BRETONFrench, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).
BREUNIGGerman, German (Austrian), American
Origin probably in Frankfurt am Main... [more]
BREVARDFrench
French: nickname from Old French bref ‘small’ + the derogatory suffix -ard.... [more]
BREVIKNorwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
BRIATOREItalian
This surname originates from the province of Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is probably derived from Piedmontese brijador meaning "postilion, coachman", which itself is ultimately derived from Piedmontese bria meaning "bridles, reins".... [more]
BRICKIrish (Anglicized), English, German, Jewish
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic ‘descendant of Broc’, i.e. ‘Badger’ (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’, a personal name meaning ‘freckled’... [more]
BRIDEIrish, Scottish, English
Further Anglicized from Scottish/Irish MacBride, from the root for Brigid.
BRIDGEEnglish
Indicating one who lived near a bridge.
BRIDGESEnglish, Scottish
Plural of "Bridge"; dweller at the bridge.
BRIEDISLatvian
Means "deer".
BRIGGSEnglish, Flemish
This surname is a variant of the more common name Bridges, which, contrary to appearances, has two possible origins, one the perhaps obvious English topographical or occupational one, and the other locational, from Belgium... [more]
BRIGHTEnglish
From a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning "bright, fair, pretty", from Old English beorht "bright, shining".
BRIGHTWENEnglish
From either of the two Old English given names Beohrtwine (a masculine name which meant "bright friend") or Beohrtwynn (a feminine name which meant "bright joy").
BRINCKGerman
Means "home on or near a hill".... [more]
BRINDLEYEnglish
Habitational name from a place in England so named. From Old English berned "burnt" and leah "woodland clearing".
BRINERGerman (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from Brin in Grison canton (Graubünden) or from the Brin valley.
BRINGASBasque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
BRINGHENTTIBreton
Not sure about the origin, but after researches, roughly could say it's from "Breton" origins. Mostly used in north/northwest of Italy (Genova, Mantova and surroundings.
BRINSONEnglish
Habitational name from Briençun in northern France.
BRINTONEnglish
English locational surname, taken from the town of the same name in Norfolk. The name means "settlement belonging to Brun" - the personal name coming from the Old English word for "fire, flame".
BRIONESSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
BRITAEVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
BRITNELLEnglish
Habitational name from a place called Brinton in Norfolk, England. See BRINTON.
BRIZUELASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
BRNČIĆCroatian
Meaning unknown.
BROADUSVarious
Broadus is the surname of rapper Snoop Dogg born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr
BROCKERGerman
North German topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, from Middle Low German brook bog + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
BROCKMANGerman
German in origin, in heraldry a "brock" is represented by a badger. It could mean wet/water and man. It also has been said to mean broker.
BROCOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
BRODÉNSwedish
Ornamental name or topographic name, probably composed of the elements bro ‘bridge’ + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius.
BRODERICKIrish, Welsh, English
Surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a Welsh surname it is derived from ap Rhydderch meaning "son of Rhydderch". As an Irish surname it is an Anglicized form of Ó Bruadair meaning "descendent of Bruadar"... [more]
BRODSKYCzech
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
BRODZIŃSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called for example Brudzyń (formerly Brodzino) in Konin voivodeship, or Brodna in Piła voivodeship.
BROGDENEnglish
From the name of a place in West Yorkshire meaning "valley brook", from Old English broc "brook" and denu "valley".
BROGDONEnglish
Variant of Brogden The valley of the brook a rural place now in Lancanshire, England.
BROGLIN?
Varient of Brogdon.
BROINItalian
Italian and French form of or comes from Brown.
BROLINSwedish, English (Anglicized)
Swedish ornamental name composed of bro "bridge" and the suffix -in (derived from Latin -inus, -inius) "descendant of".... [more]
BROMLEYEnglish
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. Most of them derived from Old English brom "broom" and leah "woodland clearing".
BRONIKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
BROOKGerman, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cf. BRUCH).... [more]
BROOKGerman, Jewish
Americanized spelling of German BRUCH and Jewish BRUCK.
BROOKEREnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, a variant of BROOK.
BROOKHOUSEEnglish
Means 'house by the brook'.
BROOKMANEnglish, American
English: variant of Brook. ... [more]
BROOMBYEnglish
A surname well represented in Cheshire, and Nottinghamshire.
BROOMFIELDEnglish
From a place name meaning "gorse field", from Old English brom "gorse" and feld "field, open country".
BROPHYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.
BROTTMANGerman
Dr Mikita Brottman
BROUGHTONEnglish
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. The first name element is derived from Old English broc "brook", burh "fortress", or beorg "castle". The second element is derived from Old English tun "settlement, dwelling".
BROUWERDutch
Dutch occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwer.
BROUWERSDutch
Possibly means "brewer; brewers" relating to one who brews beer.
BROWEREnglish (American)
English variant of Brewer. Respelling of Brauer or Brouwer.
BROWESEnglish (Canadian, ?)
My mothers maiden name.
BROWNINGEnglish
English: from the Middle English and Old English personal name Bruning, originally a patronymic from the byname Brun (see Brown).
BROWNLEEScottish, Scottish Gaelic, Northern Irish, English
"Brown field" in Old English.
BROWNLEYEnglish, Scottish
Variant spelling of "Brownlee". Brown field in Old English.
BROYNSHTEYNYiddish
It literally means "brownstone".
BROZOVIĆCroatian
Derived from Broz.
BRUBAKERAmerican
American form of Brubacher
BRUCHGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or a stream that frequently flooded, from Middle High German bruoch "water meadow" or "marsh" (cognate to old English broc "brook", "stream" cf... [more]
BRÜCKGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper or toll collector on a bridge, from Middle High German bruck(e) "bridge".
BRUCKJewish
From Polish, Belorussian, or Yiddish bruk "pavement", possibly an occupational name for a paver.
BRUCKGerman
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUCKERJewish
From Polish brukarz or Yiddish bruk "pavement", possibly an occupational name for a paver.
BRUCKEREnglish
Variant spelling of BROOKER.
BRUCKHEIMERGerman (Rare)
Bruckheimer is a German surname and is for someone who lived near a bridge.... [more]
BRUCKMANGerman, English
German (Bruckmann): variant of Bruck, with the addition of the suffix -mann ‘man’. ... [more]
BRUCKNERGerman
Topographic name for someone living by a bridge or an occupational name for a bridge toll collector; a variant of Bruck with the addition of the suffix -ner.
BRUDERGerman
From a byname meaning "brother", occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother of someone important, or for a guild member.
BRUECKGerman
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUECKMANLow German
it means "bridge man" or one who cares for a bridge
BRUECKNERGerman, German (Silesian)
German (Brückner): from Middle Low German brugge, Middle High German brugge, brücke, brügge ‘bridge’ + the agent suffix -ner, hence a topographic name for someone living by a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge toll collector, or in the southeast (Silesia for example) a bridge keeper or repairer... [more]
BRUEGGEMANGerman
Variant of German Brueggemann.
BRUEGGEMANNLow German, German
North German (Brüggemann): topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper or street paver, Middle Low German brüggeman (see Bruckman, Brueckner).
BRUEGGERLow German
North German (Brügger): occupational name for a bridge keeper, paver, or road builder, Middle Low German brügger. Compare Brueggemann.
BRUENGerman
This is my 2nd great uncle's wife's Surname of German ancestry.
BRUGGERGerman, American
South German variant or Americanized spelling of North German Brügger (see Bruegger). habitational name for someone from any of various (southern) places called Bruck or Brugg in Bavaria and Austria.
BRUGMANDutch, Swiss
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, from Dutch brugge ‘bridge’ (see Bridge); in some cases, it is a habitational name for someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (or Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’... [more]
BRUMBYAustralian (Rare), English
English habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Brumby, from the Old Norse personal name Brúni or from Old Norse brunnr ‘well’ + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.
BRUNETTEFrench (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
BRUNEYEnglish
First found in Languedoc, France, possibly meaning "brown."
BRUNIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Bruno.
BRUNNERGerman (Austrian)
Brunner came from Tyrolean and Bavarian place names, or Brno.... [more]
BRUNOPortuguese
From a Germanic personal name, Brun.
BRUNSWICKEnglish, German
English habitational name from the city in Saxony now known in German as Braunschweig. ... [more]
BRUSKIPolish
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Brus.
BRYERAnglo-Saxon
This unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and was originally given either as a topographical name to someone who lived by a briar patch, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "braer, brer", Middle English "brer", prickly thorn-bush, or as a nickname to a prickly individual, "sharp as brere" (Chaucer), from the same word applied in a transferred sense.
BRYNILSENNorwegian
Means "son of Brynil".
BRYNTESENNorwegian
Means "son of Brynte".
BRZOZAPolish
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
BRZOZOGAJSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Brzozogaj.
BRZOZOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place named with brzoza meaning "birch tree", for example Brzozowa, Brzozowice, or Brzozowo.
BRZUMIŃSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Brzumin.
BUBIENPolish
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
BUBIKOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Bubik".
BUBLIKUkrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
BUCCAMBUSOSicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BUCHGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and Württemberg... [more]
BUCHANANEnglish (American), English (Australian)
Uncertain. Possibly used as an anglicized form of any like-sounding surnames, such as German Buchholz and Bulgarian Buchvarov.
BUCHCICKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Buchcice.
BUCHERGerman
Upper German surname denoting someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, derived from Middle High German buoche "beech tree".
BUCHWALDERGerman, German (Swiss)
Buchwalder is a German Surname.
BUCKEnglish
From the given name Buck.
BUCKINGHAMEnglish
Habitational name from the former county seat of the county of Buckinghamshire, Old English Buccingahamm "water meadow (Old English hamm) of the people of (-inga-) Bucc(a)".
BUCKLANDEnglish
Habitational name from any of the many places in southern England (including nine in Devon) named Buckland, from Old English boc "book" and land "land", i.e. land held by right of a written charter, as opposed to folcland, land held by right of custom.
BUCKMANEnglish
Occupational name for a goatherd (Middle English bukkeman) or scholar (Old English bucman "book man"). It could also be a shortened form of BUCKINGHAM or a variant of BUCKNAM.
BUCKSEnglish
Variant of "Buck"; a deer.
BUCKSONEnglish
Either a patronymic from Buck, or possibly an altered form of Buxton.
BUCKWALTEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Buchwalder.
BUCSISEnglish (Canadian)
Perhaps of Hungarian origin, but the original surname is not known.
BUCURRomanian
A ancient Romanian name of Dacian origin. It means "happy". A legendary Romanian shepherd named Bucur it is said to have founded Bucharest, the present capital or Romania, giving his name to it (The Romanian city name is Bucureşti).
BUCZYŃSKIPolish
Surname for someone from places called Buczyn or Buczyna.
BUDAHungarian (Rare)
Habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary.
BUDGEEnglish
Nickname from Norman French buge "mouth" (Late Latin bucca), applied either to someone with a large or misshapen mouth or to someone who made excessive use of his mouth, i.e. a garrulous, indiscreet, or gluttonous person... [more]
BUDIMIRCroatian, Serbian
From the given name Budimir.
BUDOUJapanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
BUDUROVRussian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
BUDZISZEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from places called Budziszewo.
BUELTERGerman, English
Middle European variant of Butler, also meaning "a vat or large trough used to contain wine." The name originated in southern Germany in the mid-seventeenth century.
BUENOSpanish
generally an approving (or ironic) nickname, from Spanish bueno ‘good’.
BUERKGerman (Anglicized)
German from a short form of the personal name Burkhardt, a variant of Burkhart.
BUERMEISTERGerman
North German: status name for the mayor or chief magistrate of a town, from Middle Low German bur ‘inhabitant, dweller’, ‘neighbor’, ‘peasant’, ‘citizen’ + mester ‘master’.
BUFFORDEnglish
Meaning unknown.
BUFORDEnglish, French (Anglicized)
English: most probably a variant of Beaufort.... [more]
BUGAJSKIPolish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Bugaj.
BUĠEJAMaltese
Possibly derived from Maltese abjad meaning "white".
BUGGEnglish
From the Old Norse nickname Buggi, literally "fat man", or from a medieval nickname for an eccentric or strangely behaved person (from Middle English bugge "bogeyman, scarecrow").
BUGGSAfrican American (Anglicized, Modern)
I do not know much about this surname except to say that an employee at my job has Buggs as their surname.
BÙIVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Pei.
BUITRAGOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities: the Castilian one in El Campo de Gómara or the Manchego municipality of Buitrago del Lozoya in Sierra Norte, Comunidad de Madrid.
BUJALSKIPolish
Nickname for a storyteller, Polish bujała.
BUJNOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
BUKOVSKYRussian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
BULANFilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
BULGUCHEVIngush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name is derived from the name Bulguch of unknown meaning.
BULIĆCroatian
Derived from Ottoman Turkish bula meaning "a married woman or a Muslim woman in harem pants or covered with a headscarf" or from the forename Bule a hypocoristic of Budislav, Budimir, Budivoj, Budimil.
BULLIVANTEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a "good chap" or amiable companion (from Old French bon enfant, literally "good child").
BULSARAIndian (Parsi)
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad) in Gujarat, which served as a centre for Zoroastrian culture in the 17th century. A notable bearer was British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), who was born as Farrokh Bulsara.
BULSTRODEEnglish
Locational surname referring to the medieval village of Bulstrode in Berkshire. ... [more]
BUMPUSEnglish
(i) from a medieval nickname for a vigorous walker (from Old French bon "good" + pas "pace"); (ii) perhaps "person who lives by a place through which travel is easy" (from Old French bon "good" + pas "passage")
BUNCENorman
Meaning "good" person in old french. Also means "bain"(exeptionaly tall) in old english
BUNCHEnglish
English: nickname for a hunchback, from Middle English bunche ‘hump’, ‘swelling’ (of unknown origin).
BUNDYEnglish (American)
This surname is most recognizable in North America as belonging to the serial killer named Ted Bundy who committed his crimes in the 1970s.
BUNTINGEnglish, German
English: nickname from some fancied resemblance to the songbird... [more]
BUONAPARTEItalian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Buonaparte
BUONOItalian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
BURSwiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
BURBAGEEnglish
English: habitational name from places in Wiltshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire, so named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + bæc ‘hill’, ‘ridge’ (dative bece).
BURBIDGEAnglo-Saxon
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... [more]
BURBRIDGEEnglish
English: perhaps a variant of Burbage, altered by folk etymology, or possibly a habitational name from a lost place so named.
BURCHEnglish
Variant of Birch.
BURCZYKPolish
Nickname for a grouse or complainer, from burczeć meaning "to grumble".
BURDORFGerman
Means little farmer in german
BUREOld Swedish, Swedish
This was the name of an influential family in 16th century Sweden. The name originated from the village Bure (now known as Bureå) in Skellefteå parish in Northern Sweden. The village got its name from the nearby Bure River (Swedish: Bure älv, Bureälven) whose name was derived from the Swedish dialectal word burra "buzz, rumble".
BURELAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
BURGEREnglish, German, Dutch
Status name for a freeman of a borough. From Middle English burg, Middle High German burc and Middle Dutch burch "fortified town". Also a German habitational name for someone from a place called Burg.
BURGESSNorthern Irish
Normal given to the strong me in ireland they normally went to war and put up a good fight they were also normally sons of kings
BURGMEIERGerman
Occupational name for the tenant farmer of an estate belonging to a castle or fortified town, from Middle High German burc "(fortified) town, castle" and meier "tenant farmer" (see Meyer).
BURIANCzech
Derived from the given name Burjan.
BURKENEnglish
English variant of Birkin (see Burkins).
BURKETTEnglish
English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ (see Burke) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. ... [more]
BURKHALTERGerman
Topographic name composed of the Middle High German elements burc "castle" "protection" and halter from halde "slope".
BURKHARDTGerman
Burk is German for "Strong", and hardt is the "heart of a castle".
BURKINSEnglish
English variant of Birkin, Burkin, a habitational name from the parish of Birkin in West Yorkshire, so named with Old English bircen ‘birch grove’, a derivative of birce (see Birch).
BURKSEnglish
English variant spelling of Birks.
BURLEnglish
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".
BURLEYEnglish
English habitation name from the elements burh meaning "stronghold or fortified settlement" and leah meaning "field or clearing".
BURLINGTONEnglish
Habitational name from Bridlington in East Yorkshire, from Old English Bretlintun meaning BERHTEL's town.
BURMEISTERGerman
North German: status name for the mayor or chief magistrate of a town, from Middle Low German bur ‘inhabitant, dweller’, ‘neighbor’, ‘peasant’, ‘citizen’ + mester ‘master’.
BURNETTEnglish
Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun "brown" (see Brown).
BURNETTEFrench
Descriptive nickname from Old French burnete ‘brown’ (see Burnett). Possibly also a reduced form of Buronet, from a diminutive of Old French buron ‘hut’, ‘shack’.
BURNLEYEnglish
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’... [more]
BURRISEnglish
Variant of English BURROWS or German BÖRRIES.
BURROUGHSEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English "beorg", a cognate of Old High German berg "hill", ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke)... [more]
BURROWSEnglish
Variant of Burroughs. A name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, also may be a further derivation from Old English bur "bower" and hus "house".
BURRUCHAGASpanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
BURTEnglish
From the given name, which is a short form of Burton.
BURZINSKIPolish
Variant spelling of Burzynski.
BURZYŃSKIPolish
Habitational name from places called Burzyn in the voivodeships of Tarnów or łomża, apparently named with burza meaning "tempest", "storm".
BUSBYEnglish
Habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Buschebi, from Old Norse buskr "bush, shrub" or an Old Norse personal name Buski and býr "homestead, village", or from some other place so called.
BUSCEMIItalian, Sicilian
Sicilian surname of Arabic origin coming from the town Buscemi in Syracuse province. The name possibly derives from Arab 'Abu Samah'.
BUSCHIAZZOItalian
It's a surname in northern Italy (Piedmont). It emerges from the German spelling Bosch or Busch and this means "forest" or "wooded area".
BUSFIELDEnglish
This is a locational surname and originates from the hamlet of 'Bousfield', eight miles from the town of Appleby in Cumberland. This hamlet was controlled by Norse Vikings for several centuries until the Norman invasion of 1066... [more]
BUSHEEnglish
Variant of Bush.
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