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This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a variant of the more familiar Burrows, itself a topographical name with three possible sources. Firstly, Burris may derive from the Olde English pre 7th Century "beorg", hill, mountain, tumulus, cognate with the Old High German "berg", denoting residence by a hill or grave-mound. Burrow in Somerset and Devonshire were so called from the above element, and in some cases, the surname may be locational from either of these places (with the locative genitive "-s").

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Andy Burris

Can't promise anything. Check for a ship called The Bounty, perhaps owned by Morgans. I think Cape May or Maryland Eastern Shore.


Looking for family members that ancestors came over from Ireland or Scotland in late 16 or early 17th century. I think he was either a bound or cabin boy. Also think they may have came through New Jersey. Thanks for any help.


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