Last name: BURNS

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Last name frequency

BURNS : This last name is indexed 447,599 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BURNS : 1: Scottish (central Scotland and northern England): habitational name from any of various places called formerly Burnis Burnes or Burnhouse (named with burn- ‘stream’) especially those in Kincardineshire Renfrewshire Dunbartonshire and possibly Argyll.2: English and Scottish: variant either of Burn with post-medieval excrescent -s or of Barnes.3: Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin (see Byrne) with excrescent -s.4: American shortened and altered form of Jewish Bernstein.

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