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Origin and popularity of the name BURRELL

Origin

Burrell : English:: 1: nickname from Middle English Old French burel borel (also birel) ‘reddish brown’ referring perhaps to complexion or hair color. This was occasionally used by Normans as a personal name perhaps a nickname substituted for the personal name. The word also denoted a coarse woollen cloth of this color so the surname may sometimes refer to dress or it may be a nickname for a maker of the cloth a bureller.2: habitational name from Burwell in Lincolnshire see Burwell.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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