Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : reduced form of Bourrique, from a personal name, probably a derivative of bourre ‘tawny’, ‘fawn’ (from Latin burrus), hence denoting a man with tawny hair.
  • A Bourque or Bours from Le Puy in France is recorded in Beauport, Quebec, in 1696, with the secondary surname Lachapelle.