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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : patronymic from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names beginning with the element Boro.
  • Dutch : short form of Van Buren.
  • German (Büren; also Buhren, Bühren) : from Old High German bür ‘small house’, ‘chamber’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived ‘near the houses’ or a habitational name from any of various places throughout Germany and in parts of Switzerland named with this word.

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