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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : habitational name for someone from Pirna in Saxony or Birnau in Württemberg.
  • German : occupational name for a coiner or assayer of precious metals, from an agent derivative of Middle High German birnen ‘to smelt’.

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