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Origin: English
Burrows coat of arms - English
Coat of Arms: Silver with two chevrons between three wreaths.

Crest: A silver griffin's head erased charged with two chevrons.

Motto: Animo et fide.

Motto Translated: By courage and faith.

Origin: English

Spelling variations include: Burrough, Burgh, Borrows, Burrowes, Burroughs, Burrows, Burroughes and many more.

First found in Hampshire where they were descended from Hubert de Burgh, who became Lord of the Manor of Tichfield in that county.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: John, George and Robert Burroughs who settled in Salem, Mass. in 1630; Mathew Burrow settled in Virginia in 1639; William and Jane Burrowe settled in St. Christopher in 1635.
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 bur ‘bower’ + hus ‘house’.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

  1. German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.
  2. Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names.
  3. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Schönberg (see Schoenberg) and Goldberg.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

  1. Irish (of Anglo-Norman origin): habitational name from Burgh in Suffolk, England. This is named with Old English burh ‘fortification’, ‘fortified manor’.
  2. Norwegian: Americanized form of Børke, a habitational name from any of eight farms in southeastern Norway, named with Old Norse birki ‘birch wood’.
  3. German: variant of Burk.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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