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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : variant of Brillant, an ornamental name from Yiddish barlyant ‘diamond’, ‘jewel’; compare Brilliant.
  • French : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ber ‘bear’ + land ‘country’.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of numerous farms in southwestern Norway named Berland, from Old Norse bjarg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ or ber ‘berry’ + land ‘land’.

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