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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Free citizen; shopkeeper

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (also Bürg) : topographic name, from Middle High German burc ‘fortification’, ‘castle’, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places called Burg.
  • German : from a short form of the personal name Burkhard (see Burkhart).
  • Dutch : short form of Vanderburg.
  • Dutch : from a short form of the Germanic personal name Burgo.
  • Jewish : variant of Burger.
  • Probably in some cases an altered spelling of Burgh.

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