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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for an armorer, from Burg ‘castle’ + Stahl ‘steel’ + -er suffix of agent nouns.
  • German : Possibly a respelling of German Burgstaller, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Burgstall (generally designating a ‘place where a castle stands or stood’).

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