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Origin and popularity of the name BURKHART

Origin

Burkhart : 1: German: from the medieval personal name Burkhard from ancient Germanic Burghard composed of the elements burg ‘fort castle’ + hard ‘hardy brave strong’. This form of the surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and in Czechia (compare 2 below) but it is very rare there. Compare also Borgardt Brookhart Burgert Burghart Burkart and Burkett.2: Germanized form of Polish and Czech Burkert Czech Purkert or Purkart and Slovenian Purkart: from a German variant and Slavicized forms of the medieval German personal name Burkhard (see 1 above).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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