Last name: BURROW

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All you have to know about the last name BURROW

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BURROW : This last name is indexed 43,867 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BURROW : English:: 1: topographic name for someone who lived by a castle or manor house or in a town especially a chartered town or borough (Middle English burgh Old English burg ‘fortified place borough manor’) or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named because it was a fortified town or near an ancient fort such as Burrow (Leicestershire Lancashire) Burrough Green (Cambridgeshire) Brough (numerous counties) and Peterborough (Northamptonshire); see also Burgh.2: topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or near a mound (Middle English bergh Old English beorg) or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named such as Burrow (Devon Somerset). Middle English bergh became throughly confused with burgh in 1 above. Compare Burrough.

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