Last name origin & meaning:
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or
tumulus, Old English beorg, a cognate of Old High German
berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become
confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see
Burke). Reaney suggests a further derivation from Old English
būr ‘bower’ + hūs ‘house’.
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