Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German
brennen ‘to burn’, in various applications. Often it is an
occupational name for a distiller of spirits; it may also refer to a
charcoal or lime burner or to someone who cleared forests by
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller,
from German Brenner, literally ‘burner’ (see 1).
- English: metathesized variant of Berner 2 and 3.
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