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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (chiefly Somerset and Dorset) : variant of Bridge, Old English brycg, with metathesis of u and r, as exemplified in several place names of this origin in various parts of southern England.
  • German (Bürge) : from Middle High German bürge ‘bailsman’, ‘guarantor’.
  • In some cases maybe an altered spelling of Swiss Bürgi (see Burgi).

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