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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from Burshill in East Yorkshire, so named with Old English bryst ‘landslip’, ‘rough ground’ + hyll ‘hill’.
  • Swedish : probably from Burs-, a place name with any of several possibly origins, + -ell, a common ending of Swedish surnames derived from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.

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