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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : possibly a derivative of Occitan burdir ‘to sport or amuse oneself’ or a variant of Bordeau.
  • Southern French : variant of Bourdin, a nickname or metonymic occupational name, from medieval Latin burdinus ‘mule’, ‘hinny’.
  • Russian and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : see Burda.
  • English : variant spelling of Burdon.