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Origin of the name BOUR Back

Origin

BURDEN : Lower says this name is probably a corruption of bourdon, a pilgrim's staff, a very appropriate sign for a wayside hostelry. It may be local, derived from Bour, a house (from the Saxon bure, a bed-chamber), and den, a valley the house in the valley.

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    boural57
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    hbetting
    (2,658 individuals)
    cdrevici
    (2,345 individuals)
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    (1,966 individuals)

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    Variants of name BOUR

    BOHR BOOR BOURGAND BOURGARD