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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : variant of Booras.
  • Southern French and Catalan (Bourras) : from Occitan bourras, Catalan bourràs ‘frieze’, a type of coarse reddish brown woolen cloth with long hairs (Late Latin burra ‘coarse untreated wool’), applied as a nickname for someone who habitually wore brown or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wool trade.

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