Last 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).
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