Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the Germanic
personal names beginning with the element Boro.
- Dutch: short form of Van Buren.
(Büren; also Buhren, Bühren): from Old High
German bür ‘small house’, ‘chamber’, hence a topographic
name for someone who lived ‘near the houses’ or a habitational name
from any of various places throughout Germany and in parts of
Switzerland named with this word.
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