Meaning and Origin of: Burley
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Knotted wood
- German : Boundary line
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Last name origin & meaning:
- English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Rutland, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named Burley from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
- Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürli, from a diminutive of būr ‘peasant’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).