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Meaning and Origin of: Burt

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Fortress, bright flame

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Scottish : from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht ‘bright’. Compare Bert.
  • German : Middle High German burt ‘that which is due or proper’, therefore a nickname for someone who has fulfilled his obligations properly.
  • Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine) : variant of Burd.
  • Richard Burt came from England