Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant spelling of Burley.
an altered spelling of Swiss German Beerli, from a short form
of the Germanic personal name Berilo, from Old High German
- Possibly an Anglicized spelling of
French Berlet, from a diminutive of Berle, a topographic
name from Old French berle ‘water parsnip’ (of Celtic origin,
compare Welsh berur, Gaelic biorar ‘watercress’), or
perhaps an occupational name for a grower of the plant.
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