Meaning and Origin of Burley - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Burley

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • English : Knotted wood
  • German : Boundary line

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Rutland, Shropshire, and West Yorkshire, named Burley from Old English burh ‘fortified manor’, ‘stronghold’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
  • Americanized spelling of Swiss German Bürli, from a diminutive of būr ‘peasant’, ‘farmer’ (see Bauer).