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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from Old French, Old Occitan bureau, burel ‘frieze’, ‘coarse woolen material’ (see Borel).
  • A bearer of the name from Brittany is documented in L’Ancienne Lorette, Quebec, in 1685, with the secondary surname Sanssoucy; another, from the Nivernais region, is recorded in Quebec city in 1699.